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File #: Int 0820-2015    Version: Name: Voluntary recycling incentive pilot programs in public housing.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: 3/21/2017 Law number: 2017/049
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to voluntary recycling incentive pilot programs in public housing
Sponsors: The Public Advocate (Ms. James), Andy L. King, Donovan J. Richards, Brad S. Lander, Carlos Menchaca, Stephen T. Levin, James G. Van Bramer, Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Sanitation to consult with NYCHA and consider implementing a pilot incentives program to increase recycling rates in public housing. If the department concludes that such a program is feasible and would increase recycling rates, it must implement such a program by 2020 and report on its effectiveness and whether it should be made permanent after two years.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 820-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 820, 4. Int. No. 820 - 6/10/15, 5. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 11/30/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 11/30/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 11/30/16, 9. Committee Report 2/28/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 2/28/17, 11. March 1, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-1-17, 14. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 1, 2017, 15. Int. No. 820-A (FINAL), 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Local Law 49
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
3/22/2017AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/21/2017AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/21/2017AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/1/2017AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/1/2017AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017AThe Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Public Housing Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Public Housing Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/2016*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*The Public Advocate (Ms. James) City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 820-A

 

By the Public Advocate (Ms. James) and Council Members King, Richards, Lander, Menchaca, Levin, Van Bramer and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to voluntary recycling incentive pilot programs in public housing

 

 Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 3 of chapter 3 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-316.4 to read as follows:

16-316.4 Recycling incentive pilot program. a. On or before January 1, 2018, the department, in consultation with the New York city housing authority, shall perform and complete a review of voluntary recycling incentive pilot programs to improve the diversion of designated recyclable materials in public housing, as such term is defined in section 5.100 of title 24 of the code of federal regulations. Such review shall include, but need not be limited to, the following: (i) engaging public housing residents and other stakeholders to identify potential recycling incentive pilot programs and locations where it would be feasible to implement such programs; (ii) examining any potential obstacles to implementing such programs; (iii) exploring financial and other incentives that have been proposed or implemented in other jurisdictions and their potential to increase recycling participation by public housing residents; (iv) determining the steps necessary to implement a recycling incentive pilot program for public housing residents; and (v) prioritizing community districts that have comparatively low rates of recycling in public housing, as determined by the department.

b. On or before July 1, 2018, the department shall report to the mayor and the council and post on its website a summary of its review of voluntary recycling incentive pilot programs.   The summary shall include the department’s recommendation regarding implementing a voluntary recycling incentives pilot program to improve the diversion of designated recyclable materials in public housing.   

c. If the department determines that a voluntary recycling incentive pilot program is feasible and would be reasonably likely to improve the diversion of designated recyclable materials in public housing, the department shall implement such program by July 1, 2020. Within two years after implementation of such program, the department shall report to the mayor and the council, and post on its website, an assessment of the impact of such program on diversion rates. Such assessment shall include the department’s recommendation on expanding or making such program permanent and any other recommended changes to such program. 

§ 2.  This local law takes effect immediately.

JCH

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