NYLPI Rallies for Commercial Waste Zone Implementation at City Council HearingMay 2, 2022
The landmark Commercial Waste Zones Law will make private sanitation safer and far more efficient by eliminating up to 18 million unnecessary truck miles per year from our streets. The law also enables the City to negotiate higher standards for recycling and composting, cleaner and more equitably sited transfer stations, worker safety, and job creation in the local waste industry by negotiating comprehensive ten-year contracts with the waste companies selected to serve each zone. This law is supported by the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition, of which NYLPI is a member.
“Our city needs to deploy every available tool as we continue to lose ground on climate emissions, zero waste, and safe streets goals. Local Law 199 is a common-sense, triple win for workers, for climate, and for environmental justice communities.”
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