Waste Today: Transform Don’t Trash NYC Coalition On Intro No. 55 Bill, Which Would Sharply Reduce Commercial Waste Truck Mileage Citywide

February 27, 2024

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The Transform Don’t Trash NYC Coalition, a group dedicated to improving New York City’s commercial trash industry, of which NYLPI is on the steering committee, was featured in a Waste Today story about Intro No. 55 of 2024, a new bill sponsored by councilmembers Sandy Nurse, Alexa Avilés Althea V. Stephens, James F. Gennaro, Shaun Abreu, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Chi A. Ossé, Crystal Hudson and Kevin C. Riley (by request of the Brooklyn Borough president).

“The mandate of Intro 55 would precede the new 20-year SWMP due in 2026 and would coincide with the expected citywide implementation of the new Commercial Waste Zones system required by Local Law 199 of 2019,” the group says in a statement released Feb. 26. “Zones will sharply reduce commercial waste truck mileage citywide and incentivize the use of waste and recycling facilities with high safety and environmental standards, including publicly-owned marine and rail-based transfer stations.”

Read more at Waste Today.

Photo: NYLPI and allies rallying for commercial waste reform in 2019.

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