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This bill would require a feasibility study concerning placing sensors on public waste receptacles to alert the department when a receptacle is filled.

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Int. No. 319

 

By Council Members Rodriguez and Brannan

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of sanitation to conduct a feasibility study concerning placing sensors on public waste receptacles.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Title 16 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 16-143 to read as follows:

§ 16-143 Feasibility study concerning placing sensors on public waste receptacles.  No later than January 1, 2019, the department shall:

a. Conduct a study of the feasibility of placing sensors on public waste receptacles to alert the department when the receptacle has been filled to capacity, which study shall include a cost-benefit analysis of placing such sensors on public waste receptacles citywide, including a calculation of the additional department employee hours and extra trucks that would be necessary to promptly empty receptacles once capacity was reached, if any, and an analysis of the expected environmental impact of using such sensors, including any environmental impacts expected to be caused by such extra trucks; and

b.  Report on the findings of such study to the mayor and council.

                           § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

JCH/NKA

LS# 2400/Int. 667/2015

LS 804

12/22/2017