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Disposal Guidelines for Waste Transfer Stations

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NYC's Commercial Recycling Law sets the following requirements for Waste Transfer Stations:

  • Recycle, reuse, or sell for reuse all designated recyclables received that have been source separated or commingled as required.
  • Maintain the separation of separated paper materials before their transfer to another location.
  • Separate by type commingled glass, metal, and plastic materials, unless can demonstrate to DSNY that such materials will be separated for recycling, reuse, or sale for reuse at another location.
  • Separate metal components of bulk waste from other designated and non-designated materials, unless can demonstrate to DSNY that this material will be separated for recycling, reuse, or sale for reuse at another location.
  • Separate designated construction waste from non-designated components of construction waste before transferring to another location.

In addition, waste transfer stations must follow NY State transfer station storage requirements.

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