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File #: Int 1205-2013    Version: * Name: Designating expanded polystyrene as recyclable.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 11/26/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to designating expanded polystyrene as recyclable.
Sponsors: Diana Reyna, Robert Jackson, G. Oliver Koppell, Rosie Mendez
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 11/25/13, 2. Hearing Testimony 11/25/13, 3. Hearing Transcript 11/25/13
Preconsidered Int. No. 1205
 
By Council Members Reyna, Jackson, Koppell and Mendez
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to designating expanded polystyrene as recyclable.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Subdivision b of section 16-305 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
b. The commissioner shall adopt and implement rules designating at least six recyclable materials, including plastic, to the extent required in subdivision c of this section, expanded polystyrene or thermoplastic polymer foam comprised of at least 80 percent styrene or para-methylstyrene by weight, and yard waste to, the extent required in section 16-308 of this chapter, contained in department-managed solid waste and requiring households to source separate such designated materials.
ยง2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment.
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