File #: Int 0410-2024    Version: Name: Public organic waste receptacles.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 2/28/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to public organic waste receptacles.
Sponsors: Lincoln Restler, Shahana K. Hanif, Alexa Avil├ęs
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Sanitation to install at least twenty-five public organic waste receptacles in every community district, prioritizing areas of high-pedestrian traffic. The Department would be required to empty such public organic waste receptacles at least once per week and post the locations of such receptacles on its website.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 410-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 410, 3. Int. No. 410, 4. Committee Report 2/27/24, 5. Hearing Testimony 2/27/24, 6. Hearing Transcript 2/27/24, 7. Proposed Int. No. 410- A - 2/27/24, 8. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24

Proposed Int. No. 410-A

 

By Council Members Restler, Hanif and Avilés

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to public organic waste receptacles.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 2 of chapter 3 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-308.3 to read as follows:

§ 16-308.3 Organic waste receptacles. a. The commissioner shall install at least 25 public organic waste receptacles in every community district for the collection of organic waste. In determining the placement of such public organic waste receptacles, the commissioner shall prioritize commercial corridors, parks, transit hubs, and other high-pedestrian traffic areas. Whenever practicable, such public organic waste receptacles shall be installed adjacent to public litter baskets.

b. Public organic waste receptacles installed pursuant to this section shall be emptied by the department at least once per week.

c. The commissioner shall post on the department’s website the location of each public organic waste receptacle installed pursuant to this section.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

Session 13

MBB

LS #7046

02/27/2024

 

Session 12

SM/BJR

LS #7046

4/14/2023