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NYC Businesses are responsible for keeping their recycling separate from their trash within their place of business and at the point of collection. Therefore, they should ensure that their private carter will provide the required separate collection for source-separated recycling. Consult this list of carters who have reported to us that they provide source-separated collection services to ensure that you are selecting a carter that can provide this required service.  (If you are a carter that would like to be added to this list, please take our online survey)

Private Carter Collection and Transport Requirements

  • Private carters must transport designated recyclables to transfer stations or other facilities that accept such materials for recycling,  reuse, or sale for reuse. See chart below for collection restrictions.
  • Private carters may not bring designated recyclables (or cause such materials to be brought) to any solid waste disposal facility in an amount that should have been detected through reasonable inspection efforts.

DESIGNATED RECYCLABLES

PRIVATE CARTER COLLECTION RESTRICTIONS

high grade office paper, newspaper, magazines, catalogs, phone books

May NOT be collected and transported in same vehicle compartment as: 1) trash and 2) construction waste

corrugated cardboard

May NOT be collected and transported in same vehicle compartment as: 1) trash and 2) construction waste

textiles
(if more than 10% of waste stream)

May NOT be collected and transported in same vehicle compartment as: 1) trash and 2) construction waste

bulk metal

If substantially soiled with contaminating materials: may NOT be collected and transported in the same vehicle compartment as 1) designated paper, 2) corrugated cardboard, or 3) textiles

metal cans, aluminum foil products, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and jugs

If in clear bags: may NOT be collected and transported in the same vehicle compartment as construction waste but may be collected with any other designated or non-designated materials.

If not in clear bags: may ONLY be collected and transported in a vehicle compartment that only contains other metal, glass, and plastic materials

construction waste
excludes plaster, wall coverings, drywall, roofing shingles, wood and lumber, and glass window panes

May ONLY be collected and tranported in the same vehicle compartment as: other construction waste

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