The best way to contact BIC with questions about side guards is by email using this link:
Click here to submit questions/inquiries about side guards
For every vehicle with BIC-issued Trade Waste Conveyance Plates (“BIC plates”) and a GVWR over 10,000 pounds, you must:
1. Submit proof of side guard installation including photographs through the BIC Online Portal;
2. Apply for a waiver of the side guard requirement from BIC.
By January 1, 2023, private trade waste carting companies that are licensed by or registered with the New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC) must comply with the requirements of Local Law 56 of 2015 (as amended by Local Law 108 of 2021).
Local Laws 56 and 108 require that all trade waste vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) over 10,000 pounds be equipped with side guards by no later than January 1, 2023. Side guards are proven to improve traffic safety on New York City streets.
Please be advised that providing false information to BIC, including information provided through the BIC Online Portal, is a violation of the Commission’s Rules (see 17 RCNY § 1-09), which may subject you to criminal penalties or civil penalties of up to $10,000 for each such violation, and could adversely affect your license or registration status.
Text of LL 108
Text of LL 56
Side Guard Vendor List
Notice on Side Guard Compliance Reporting
Side Guard Reporting How-To Guide
Notice on Side Guard Waiver Applications and Compliance
Side Guard Fact Sheet
Side Guard Waiver Application How-To Guide
Volpe Resource on Side Guards or Lateral Protective Devices (LPD)