assembly Bill A9624

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires that a city with a population of one million or more shall provide curbside composting collection sites

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Mar 28, 2022 referred to cities

A9624 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Add §20-h, Gen City L

A9624 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that a city with a population of one million or more shall provide at least one curbside composting collection site for every five thousand people with bi-weekly collection days.

A9624 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9624
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 28, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Cities
 
 AN ACT to amend the general city law, in relation to  requiring  that  a
   city  with  a population of one million or more shall provide curbside
   composting collection sites
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  The  general  city law is amended by adding a new section
 20-h to read as follows:
   § 20-H. CURBSIDE COMPOSTING COLLECTION. 1. FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  THIS
 SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A)  "COMPOSTABLE  WASTE"  AND  "ORGANIC  WASTE" SHALL MEAN MATERIALS,
 INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FOOD SCRAPS, PLANT  TRIMMINGS,  FOOD-SOILED
 PAPER AND CERTIFIED COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS, THAT WILL:
   (I)  UNDERGO  DEGRADATION BY BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES DURING COMPOSTING TO
 YIELD CARBON DIOXIDE, WATER, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, AND BIOMASS AT A  RATE
 CONSISTENT WITH OTHER KNOWN COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS; AND
   (II)  LEAVE NO VISIBLE, DISTINGUISHABLE OR TOXIC RESIDUE, INCLUDING NO
 ADVERSE IMPACT ON THE ABILITY OF COMPOSTS TO SUPPORT PLANT  GROWTH  ONCE
 THE FINISHED COMPOST IS PLACED IN SOIL.
   (B) "ORGANICS RECYCLER" MEANS A FACILITY, PERMITTED BY THE DEPARTMENT,
 THAT  RECYCLES ORGANIC WASTE THROUGH USE AS ANIMAL FEED OR A FEED INGRE-
 DIENT, RENDERING, LAND APPLICATION, COMPOSTING, AEROBIC DIGESTION, ANAE-
 ROBIC DIGESTION, FERMENTATION, OR ETHANOL PRODUCTION.    ANIMAL  SCRAPS,
 FOOD  SOILED PAPER, AND POST-CONSUMER FOOD SCRAPS ARE PROHIBITED FOR USE
 AS ANIMAL FEED OR AS A FEED INGREDIENT. THE PROPORTION  OF  THE  PRODUCT
 CREATED  FROM  ORGANIC  WASTE  BY  A  COMPOSTING  OR DIGESTION FACILITY,
 INCLUDING A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT THAT OPERATES A DIGESTION FACILI-
 TY, OR OTHER TREATMENT SYSTEM, MUST BE USED IN A BENEFICIAL MANNER AS  A
 SOIL AMENDMENT AND SHALL NOT BE DISPOSED OF OR INCINERATED.
   (C)  "INCINERATOR"  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION
 72-0401 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
   (D) "LANDFILL" SHALL HAVE THE SAME  MEANING  AS  PROVIDED  IN  SECTION
 72-0401 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.