This past June Action CEO Ron Bergamini testified at the NYC Sanitation Committee Hearing on zoning. You can read the DSNY’s commercial waste zoning plane here. Below is Ron’s testimony from the hearing.
Teaneck, NJ December 17, 2018 – The Action Environmental Group, provider of non-hazardous waste management and recycling services for New York City, Northern New Jersey, Rockland and Orange County, New York; today announced the completion of its acquisition of J. Pyskaty Disposal, a Hudson County, New Jersey-based waste management company.
WASTE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS OPPOSE NEW YORK CITY’S PROPOSAL FOR COMMERCIAL WASTE ZONES
Better Options Available to Pursue City’s New Goals
By: Kendall Christiansen, Executive Director New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management and Steve Changaris Northeast Chapter Manager National Waste & Recycling Association
Two leading waste industry associations – New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management and the New York City Chapter of the National Waste and Recycling Association – jointly criticized and rejected the Plan announced by the City’s Department of Sanitation to implement a new system of geographic zones and city-selected companies to provide waste-related services to the city’s businesses and industries.
Last week industry leaders, government officials, and the public gathered together for the 4th NYC Waste & Recycling Safety Symposium. The Industry Wide Safety Symposium was hosted by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), the City of New York Business Integrity Commission (BIC), the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) and the New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management Inc.
New York City’s Business Integrity Commission (BIC) recently released their Trade Waste Safety Manual. The guide will act as a manual for carting companies big and small to develop a safety program at their company. It covers important laws and rules, as well as industry best practices. We were honored to be a contributing member of the Commercial Waste Zone Collection Safety Working Group (Working Group).
BIC Commissioner and Chair, Daniel D. Brownell, had this to say about the manual:
On January 24th, we were proud to take home the 2018 CEO Report Tristate Corporate Culture Award! This now makes it the second year in a row that we have won, this notable award. To qualify for this, we answered some essay questions that allowed us to tell our story as an industry as well as what makes our culture unique.
Back in February of 2016, the DSNY established new recycling laws for businesses throughout all five boroughs of NYC.
The new rules require ALL businesses in New York City to recycle metal, glass, plastic, beverage cartons, paper and cardboard. In addition to having solid waste removal services. Certain businesses are required to recycle other items depending on their size and type.