File #: Int 0281-2022    Version: * Name: Organic waste drop off sites.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 4/28/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to organic waste drop off sites
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Sandy Nurse, Carlina Rivera , Gale A. Brewer, Shahana K. Hanif, Tiffany Cabán, Erik D. Bottcher, Crystal Hudson, Julie Menin, Althea V. Stevens, Rita C. Joseph, Diana I. Ayala, Lincoln Restler, Shaun Abreu, Shekar Krishnan, Alexa Avilés, Chi A. Ossé, Christopher Marte, Francisco P. Moya, Nantasha M. Williams, Eric Dinowitz, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Kevin C. Riley, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Julie Won, Charles Barron, Oswald Feliz, Farah N. Louis, Mercedes Narcisse, Justin L. Brannan, Lynn C. Schulman, Sandra Ung, Marjorie Velázquez, Linda Lee, Ari Kagan, Robert F. Holden, James F. Gennaro, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Amanda Farías, (by request of the Brooklyn Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 42
Summary: This bill would mandate DSNY establish and operate at least three organics drop off sites in each community district.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 281, 2. Int. No. 281, 3. April 28, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-28-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 28, 2022, 6. Committee Report 6/15/22, 7. Hearing Testimony 6/15/22, 8. Hearing Transcript 6/15/22

Int. No. 281


By Council Members Powers, Nurse, Rivera, Brewer, Hanif, Cabán, Bottcher, Hudson, Menin, Stevens, Joseph, Ayala, Restler, Abreu, Krishnan, Avilés, Ossé, Marte, Moya, Williams, Dinowitz, Richardson Jordan, Riley, Gutiérrez, De La Rosa, Won, Barron, Feliz, Louis, Narcisse, Brannan, Schulman, Ung, Velázquez, Lee, Kagan, Holden, Gennaro, Salamanca, Brooks-Powers, Sanchez and Farías (by request of the Brooklyn Borough President)


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to organic waste drop off sites


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-308.1 to read as follows:

§ 16-308.1 Organic waste drop off sites.  a. The commissioner shall ensure that at least three drop off sites for food waste and yard waste are established and operational in each community district no later than January 1, 2023. Each such site shall have a minimum of 20 hours available per week for residents to drop off food waste and yard waste, and shall be located in a geographic area that is easily accessible, including for persons with disabilities, and in close proximity to public transportation. Notice of a site’s hours of operation shall be clearly displayed on such site and on the department’s website.

b.  The commissioner shall make available on the department’s website information about each of the drop off sites, including its address, contact information, hours of operation and services provided.

                     c. The commissioner, in consultation with any agencies identified by the mayor, shall establish and engage in outreach and education efforts to inform residents about the drop off sites, including their locations, contact information, hours of operation and the services they provide.                     

d. The commissioner shall, beginning June 1, 2023 and every six months thereafter, submit a report to the mayor and the speaker of the council regarding the operation of the drop off sites established pursuant to this section.  Such report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information for the prior six-month period, disaggregated by drop off site: (i) the amount of material collected at such site; (ii) the number of individuals utilizing such site; (iii) the number of full-time and part-time staff persons working at such site, if any; and (iv) where the food waste and yard waste collected at such site was sent.

§ 2.  This local law takes effect immediately.





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