Last updated on September 29th, 2020 at 11:18 pm

NYC Council Passes Commercial Waste Zones Bill

In an effort to protect public health, safety and welfare of New Yorkers, and to improve the industry for the benefit of its customers, New York City Council passed the Commercial Waste Zones Bill (Int 1574-A), a new system for commercial waste collection.

The bill divides NYC into 20 commercial waste zones across the five boroughs limiting the number to 3 carters per zone. Commercial carting companies will be required to comply with stringent labor, safety, and environmental standards.  Carters will be chosen through a competitive bidding process that will begin in 2020, contracts will be awarded in 2021.

The Council further stated that the system would create a safe and efficient collection, provide high quality service, and reduce the harmful environmental impacts of the trade waste industry in New York City.

Will this be better for the City or will it put many family owned Carting Co.’s out of business? That remains to be seen…