NYLPI Shares Testimony Regarding NY Department of Sanitation’s Rules for Collection and Source Separation of Organic Waste

August 11, 2023

Climate and Energy Justice, Environmental Justice, Local Law 199

A glaring sun sets over the New York City skyline.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) submitted written testimony regarding the Department of Sanitation’s rules for collection and source-separation of residential organic waste.

NYLPI strongly supports this proposed rule change, and the accompanying expansion of curbside organic waste recycling citywide as mandated by the law, and offer the following recommendations to maximize participation and reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from waste, and reduce local emission and safety hazards in communities near waste processing facilities.

Read the full text of the testimony here.

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