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Local Law 41: Recycling in public and private schools

Local Law 41: Recycling in public and private schools

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City HallNew York, NY 10007
The New York City Council
Legislation Details (With Text)
File #: Version:
AInt 0165-2010
Name:
Recycling in public and private schools.
Status:Type:
IntroductionEnacted
In control:
Committee on Sanitation and Solid WasteManagement
On agenda:Final action:
4/14/20108/16/2010
Enactment date:
8/16/20102010/041
Enactment #:Title:
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to recycling in publicand private schools.
Sponsors:
The Public Advocate (Mr. de Blasio), Christine C. Quinn, Charles Barron, Gale A. Brewer, DanielDromm, Lewis A. Fidler, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Brad S. Lander, Jessica S. Lappin, MelissaMark-Viverito, Annabel Palma, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Deborah L.Rose, Mathieu Eugene, Robert Jackson, Michael C. Nelson, James F. Gennaro, James G. VanBramer, Stephen T. Levin, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Margaret S. Chin, Julissa Ferreras, Daniel R.Garodnick, Darlene Mealy, Diana Reyna
Indexes:Attachments:
Int. No. 165 - 4/14/10, Committee Report 4/26/10, Hearing Testimony 4/26/10, Hearing Transcript4/26/10, Committee Report 7/28/10, Hearing Transcript 7/28/10, Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting7/29/10, Mayor's Letter, Fiscal Impact Statement, Local Law 41
Action ByDateActionResultVer.
Introduced by CouncilCity Council4/14/2010*Referred to Comm by CouncilCity Council4/14/2010*Hearing Held by CommitteeCommittee on Sanitation and SolidWaste Management4/26/2010*Laid Over by CommitteeCommittee on Sanitation and SolidWaste Management4/26/2010*Amendment Proposed by CommCommittee on Sanitation and SolidWaste Management7/28/2010*Amended by CommitteeCommittee on Sanitation and SolidWaste Management7/28/2010*Hearing Held by CommitteeCommittee on Sanitation and SolidWaste Management7/28/2010*Approved by CommitteeCommittee on Sanitation and SolidWaste Management7/28/2010APassApproved by CouncilCity Council7/29/2010APassSent to Mayor by CouncilCity Council7/29/2010AHearing Held by Mayor Mayor 8/16/2010ASigned Into Law by Mayor Mayor 8/16/2010ARecved from Mayor by CouncilCity Council8/16/2010A
Int. No. 165-ABy The Public Advocate (Mr. De Blasio) and The Speaker (Council Member Quinn)
and Council MembersBarron, Brewer, Dromm, Fidler, James, Koppell, Lander, Lappin, Mark-Viverito, Palma, Rodriguez,Vann, Williams, Rose, Eugene, Jackson, Nelson, Gennaro, Van Bramer, Levin, Recchia, Chin,
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Ferreras,Garodnick,MealyandReyna
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to recycling in public and private schools.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subchapter 3 of chapter 3 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of NewYork is amended by adding a new section 16-307.1 to read as follows:§16-307.1 School recycling. a. The chancellor of the department of education shall designate asustainability director for the department of education, who shall be responsible for (i) setting policies,guidelines and goals to promote waste prevention, reuse and recycling practices, and (ii) coordinating thedepartment of education's waste prevention, reuse and recycling program in all school buildings, charter schoollocations, office buildings, and any other facilities under the jurisdiction of the department of education that
receive department collection service.
 b. The chancellor of the department of education shall promulgate such rules as may benecessary to require that each school building, charter school location, office building, and any other facilityunder the jurisdiction of the department of education that receivesdepartment collection service, develop a site-specific waste prevention, reuse and recycling plan. Each such plan shall be implemented by January first, twothousand eleven. Such plan shall include, at a minimum,a requirement that each classroommaintain a separatereceptacle, container or bin for the collection of designated recyclablepaper, and that such receptacle, container or bin be appropriately labeled or decorated with recycling information. Such plan shall also provide thatseparate receptacles, containers or bins for the collection of designated metal, glass and plastic be appropriatelylabeled or decorated with recycling information and be placed as close as practicable to school entrances,unless the placement of such bins would be in violation of any other provision of law, and in locations within
schools where food and beverages are routinely consumed.
c. The principal of each school under the jurisdiction of the department of education shalldesignate a sustainability coordinator for his or her school who shall be responsiblefor implementinghis or her '
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school's waste prevention, reuse and recycling plan. The principal or the sustainability coordinator shallcomplete, and submit to the department of education sustainability director and to the chancellor, an annual
survey regarding such school's compliance with its waste prevention, reuse and recycling plan.
d. On or before January first, two thousand twelve, the chancellor shall submit a report to thecommissionerregarding compliance with the requirements of this section for the period of January first, twothousand eleven through June thirtieth, two thousand eleven, and shall submit an annual compliance report byJanuary first of each year thereafter for the preceding July first through June thirtieth. The department shallinclude the chancellor's report as part of the department's annual recycling report required pursuant to
subdivision k of section 16-305 of this chapter.
e. The department shall distribute a model school waste prevention, reuse and recycling plan toall primary and secondary schools not under the jurisdiction of the department of education that receivedepartment collection service. All such primary and secondary schools shall designate a sustainabilitycoordinator for each such school, and develop a site-specific waste prevention, reuse and recycling plan. Eachsuch plan shall be implemented by January first, two thousand eleven. Such plan shall include, at a minimum,a requirement that each room used primarilyas a classroom for students between kindergarten and the twelfthgrade maintain a separate receptacle, container or bin for the collection of designated recyclablepaper, and thatsuch receptacle, container or bin be appropriately labeled or decorated with recycling information. Such planshall also provide that separate receptacles, containers or bins for the collection of designated metal, glass and plastic be appropriately labeled or decorated with recycling information and be placed as close as practicable toschool entrances, unless the placement of such bins would be in violation of any other provision of law. Such bins shall also be placed in centralized locations within such schools where food and beverages are routinelyconsumed, other than classrooms, such as cafeterias and lunchrooms, or, if such school lacks a cafeteria or 
lunchroom, in a location readily accessible to all students in such school.
§2. This local law shall take effect immediately.
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