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File #: Int 2273-2021    Version: * Name: Installation of solar-powered waste receptacles.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 4/22/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the installation of solar-powered waste receptacles
Sponsors: Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the installation of solar-powered waste receptacles on street corners in areas with high population density or high pedestrian traffic. Such waste receptacles would have to be installed on at least 1000 such corners per year and would be also be required to be opened by a foot pedal, have solar panels elevated above the receptacle and be designed to minimize rodent access.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2273, 2. Int. No. 2273, 3. April 22, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-22-21, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 22, 2021

Int. No. 2273

 

By Council Member Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the installation of solar-powered waste receptacles

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-143 to read as follows:

§ 16-143 Solar-powered waste receptacles. a. The commissioner shall install solar-powered waste receptacles on street corners in areas with high population density or high pedestrian traffic, as determined by the commissioner, at a rate of no fewer than 1000 corners annually until such waste receptacles have been installed on every street corner in every such area. Each community board may recommend to the commissioner street corners that should be prioritized for installation of such waste receptacles.

b. The solar-powered waste receptacles installed pursuant to subdivision a shall:

1. Be openable by use of a foot pedal;

2. Be designed to minimize rodent access and harborage; and

3. Have solar panels elevated above the top of the receptacle.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LS #16778

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