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File #: Int 0332-2004    Version: * Name: Regulation of receptacles for removal of waste material.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 4/21/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to the regulation of receptacles for removal of waste material.
Sponsors: James F. Gennaro, Michael E. McMahon, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Tony Avella, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., G. Oliver Koppell, John C. Liu, Michael C. Nelson, Helen Sears, David I. Weprin, Simcha Felder, Yvette D. Clarke, Lewis A. Fidler, Margarita Lopez, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Kendall Stewart
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Attachments: 1. Memo In Support

Int. No. 332

 

By Council Members Gennaro, McMahon, Addabbo, Avella, Comrie, Koppell, Liu, Nelson, Sears, Weprin, Felder, Clarke, Fidler, Lopez, Recchia and Stewart

 

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, in relation to the regulation of receptacles for removal of waste material.

 

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                         Section one.  Subdivision c of section 16-120 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law 22 of the year 2002 is hereby amended to read as follows:

                         c.                       Incinerator, residue, ashes, refuse and liquid waste shall be stored in the building or dwelling or at the rear of the building or dwelling as may be required by the department of health and mental hygiene or the department of housing preservation and development until time for removal and kept in tightly covered metal receptacles or containers made of other materials of a type and grade acceptable to the department, department of health and mental hygiene, and the department of housing preservation and development. Said receptacles may be placed out for collection as early as one hour before sunset on the day prior to the scheduled pickup.  After the contents have been removed by the department or other collection agency any receptacles remaining shall immediately be removed from the front of the building or dwelling.  The receptacles shall at all times be kept covered or closed and kept in a manner satisfactory to the department, the department of health and mental hygiene, and in the case of residential premises, the department of housing preservation and development.  No receptacles, refuse, incinerator residue or ashes, or liquid waste shall be kept so as to create a nuisance.  Yard sweepings, hedge cuttings, grass, leaves, earth, stone or bricks shall not be mixed with household wastes.

                         §2.                      This local law shall take effect immediately.