Introduction 1573-2017 Zero Waste by 2030

Date of Introduction: 
04/25/2017
Legislative Status: 
Sponsors: 
Plain English Summary: 

The bill would establish a goal of zero waste in New York City by 2030.

Legislative Text: 

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 16-143 to read as follows:

§ 16-143 Zero waste goal. a. Diversion of citywide-generated waste. The department shall establish a goal of diverting citywide-generated waste by one hundred percent by calendar year 2030.

b. If the department determines that such citywide-generated waste diversion goal 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 within 180 days of such determination.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

LS# 2322

JCH

4/19/17 3:18 PM

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