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Waste Industry Oppose New York City’s Commercial Waste Zones

New York City's Commercial Waste Zones

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.

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The Industry Comes Together for the 4th Safety Symposium

Last week industry leaders, government officials, and the public gathered together for the 4th NYC Waste & Recycling Safety Symposium. The event 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.

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BIC Trade Waste Safety Manual

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:

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Understanding New York City’s New Business Recycling Laws

Back in February of 2016, the DSNY established new recycling rules 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.

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