File #: Int 0781-2024    Version: * Name: Organic waste recycling by city agencies.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 4/11/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to organic waste recycling by city agencies
Sponsors: Sandy Nurse, James F. Gennaro, Alexa Avil├ęs, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Yusef Salaam, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Nantasha M. Williams, Sandra Ung, Chris Banks, Lincoln Restler, Lynn C. Schulman
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would require the Commissioner of Sanitation to designate organic waste as a recyclable material for city agencies. The bill also defines organic waste.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 781, 2. Int. No. 781, 3. April 11, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-11-24

Int. No. 781

 

By Council Members Nurse, Gennaro, Avilés, Brooks-Powers, Salaam, Sanchez, Williams, Ung, Banks, Restler and Schulman

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to organic waste recycling by city agencies

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 16-307 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 36 for the year 2010, is amended to read as follows:

a. The commissioner shall adopt, amend and implement rules, as necessary, governing the source separation or post-collection separation, collection, processing, marketing, and sale of designated recyclable materials including, but not limited to, designated metal, glass, plastic, [and] paper, and organic waste generated by any agency, as such term is defined in section 1-112 of the code.

§ 2. Section 16-307 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:

d. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term "organic waste" means any material found in the waste stream that can be broken down into, or otherwise become part of, usable compost, such as food scraps, soiled paper, and plant trimmings, that is produced via meal service or institutional feeding. As determined by the commissioner, such term may also include disposable plastic food service ware and bags that meet the ASTM International standard specifications for compostable plastics, but shall not include liquids and textiles.

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

 

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