File #: Int 0274-2022    Version: Name: Establishing a goal of zero divertible waste for New York city by 2030.
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 establishing a goal of zero divertible waste for New York city by 2030
Sponsors: Sandy Nurse, Erik D. Bottcher, Chi A. Ossé, Julie Menin, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Shahana K. Hanif, Keith Powers , Crystal Hudson, Gale A. Brewer, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Althea V. Stevens, Kalman Yeger , Christopher Marte, Rita C. Joseph, Diana I. Ayala, Lincoln Restler, Shaun Abreu, Shekar Krishnan, Alexa Avilés, Carlina Rivera , Francisco P. Moya, Nantasha M. Williams, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Kevin C. Riley, Robert F. Holden, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Tiffany Cabán, Eric Dinowitz, Julie Won, Charles Barron, Oswald Feliz, Farah N. Louis, Mercedes Narcisse, Justin L. Brannan, Lynn C. Schulman, Marjorie Velázquez, Amanda Farías, James F. Gennaro, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Linda Lee, (in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough Presiden
Council Member Sponsors: 41
Summary: This bill tasks the Administration with meeting a citywide waste diversion goal by 2030.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 274, 2. Int. No. 274, 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, 9. Proposed Int. No. 274-A - 5/19/23

Proposed Int. No. 274-A


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


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a goal of zero divertible waste for New York city by 2030


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 16-144 to read as follows:

§ 16-144 Zero waste goal. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term “citywide-generated recyclable waste” means all recyclable materials, as defined in section 16-303, collected within the city by the department and by entities licensed to collect trade waste pursuant to title 16-A.

b. Diversion of citywide-generated recyclable waste. The department shall establish a goal of diverting citywide-generated recyclable waste by 100 percent by calendar year 2030 from landfills or incinerators.

c. If the department determines that the citywide-generated recyclable waste diversion goal established pursuant to subdivision b of this section is not feasible despite the best efforts of city government, the department shall report such findings and make recommendations with respect to policies, programs, and actions that may be undertaken to achieve such diversion, as part of the department's annual zero waste report required pursuant to subdivision b of section 16-316.5.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.





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