senate Bill S2039

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for source separation and disposal of recyclable materials and requires municipalities to adopt local laws providing therefor

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 11, 2017 referred to environmental conservation

S2039 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §27-0709, En Con L; amd §120-aa, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7130
2011-2012: S3029
2013-2014: S719
2015-2016: S5404

S2039 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for source separation and disposal of recyclable materials and requires municipalities to adopt local laws providing therefor; prohibits transporters from commingling recyclables with other materials; prohibits incinerators and landfills from accepting recyclables.

S2039 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2039 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2039

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law  and  the  general
  municipal  law,  in  relation  to  disposal  and  source separation of
  recyclable materials

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 27-0709 to read as follows:
§ 27-0709. DISPOSAL OF SOURCE SEPARATED RECYCLABLES.
  1. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  A. "INCINERATOR" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  PROVIDED  IN  SECTION
72-0401 OF THIS CHAPTER.
  B.  "LANDFILL"  SHALL  HAVE  THE  SAME  MEANING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION
72-0401 OF THIS CHAPTER.
  C. "LOCAL RECYCLING LAW" MEANS A LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE ADOPTED PURSU-
ANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-AA  OF  THE  GENERAL
MUNICIPAL LAW.
  D.  "RECYCLABLE  MATERIALS" MEANS RECYCLABLE COMPONENTS OF SOLID WASTE
WHICH HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM OTHER SOLID  WASTE  AS  REQUIRED  BY  THE
LOCAL  RECYCLING  LAW ADOPTED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION ONE
HUNDRED TWENTY-AA OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW.
  E. "TRANSFER STATION" MEANS A SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY, WHETHER
OWNED OR OPERATED BY A PRIVATE OR PUBLIC ENTITY, OTHER THAN  A  RECYCLA-
BLES   HANDLING   AND   RECOVERY  FACILITY,  USED  OIL  FACILITY,  OR  A
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION  DEBRIS  PROCESSING  FACILITY,  WHERE  SOLID
WASTE  IS  RECEIVED  FOR  THE  PURPOSE OF SUBSEQUENT TRANSFER TO ANOTHER
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT  FACILITY  FOR  PROCESSING,  TREATING,  DISPOSAL,
RECOVERY, OR FURTHER TRANSFER.
  F.  "TRANSPORTER"  MEANS  ANY PERSON OR ENTITY ENGAGED IN THE OFF-SITE
TRANSPORTATION OF SOLID WASTE BY AIR, RAIL, HIGHWAY, OR WATER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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