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Re: [greenyes] NYC Commercial Recycling question

Dear Amelia,

The suspensions to NYC's curbside recycling program covered only the
residential and public institutional waste streams served by the Department
of Sanitation with direct collection. Commercial generators were, and are
still, required to follow the recycling requirements of Local Law 87,
Commercial Recycling Regulations.

For more information, you might look at the following: especially our section on NYC Wastele$$ Business

Commercial waste management study: at

Processing and Marketing Recyclables in New York City: Rethinking Economic,
Historical, and Comparative Assumptions, May 2004

This last report outlines the reasons for temporary suspension of glass and
plastics from the curbside recycling program, as well as how the City was
able to reinstate the full program. While commercial recycling is not the
focus of this report, it should explain why suspension for the
residential/institutional program would not occasion a change in commercial
recycling law.

Good luck with your research,

Samantha MacBride
Senior Policy Analyst
Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling
----- Original Message -----
From: "Amelia Chiles" <arc@no.address>
To: <greenyes@no.address>
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 4:02 PM
Subject: [greenyes] NYC Commercial Recycling question

> Hello-
> I'm a new subscriber even though I've been reading through the GRRN
> archives on an off for a few years now. My first question is
> actually some research I'm doing for someone else.
> Quite simply: when NYC suspended elements of it's recycling program
> between 2002 and 2004, was commercial recycling still taking place
> (to whatever extent that it actually occurs, that is)? I believe the
> suspension only covered residential, but I don't remember if it
> indirectly affected businesses as businesses must pay for private
> carting.
> I can't find anything definitive and 311 was not helpful. Any info
> is much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Amelia
> --

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