The bill would require trash receptacles in buildings identified as having a high concentration of repeated rodent infestation to be made of a material or design to minimize rodent infestation.
Int. No. 361
By Council Members Rosenthal and Salamanca
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to receptacles in a building or dwelling that has a high concentration of rodent infestation
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision a of section 16-120 chapter 1 of title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 22 for the year 2002, is amended to read as follows:
§ 16-120 Receptacles for the removal of waste material. a. 1. The owner, lessee, agent, occupant or other person who manages or controls a building or dwelling shall provide and maintain in accordance with this section separate receptacles for the deposit of incinerator residue and ashes; refuse, and liquid waste. The receptacles shall be provided for the exclusive use of each building or dwelling and shall be of sufficient size and number to contain the wastes accumulated in such building or dwelling during a period of seventy-two hours. The receptacles shall be made of metal or other material of a grade and type acceptable to the department, the department of health and mental hygiene and the department of housing preservation and development. Receptacles used for liquid waste shall be constructed so as to hold their contents without leakage. Metal containers shall be provided with tight fitting metal covers.
2. Where a building or dwelling has received two or more violations pursuant to section 151.02 of the New York city health code or section 27-2018 of the housing maintenance code within a twelve month period, commencing after the effective date of the local law that added this sentence, and such violations are upheld by the environmental control board, the receptacles required pursuant to paragraph one of this subdivision shall be of a material or design approved by the department, department of health and mental hygiene and department of housing preservation and development to minimize rodent access and harborage. This requirement shall apply for such building or dwelling until a two-year period, commencing after initial application of the requirement, has elapsed in which no such violations have been issued to such building or dwelling and upheld by the environmental control board.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.
LS #2327/ Int. 879/2015