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This bill would mandate that containers holding debris or waste on construction sites and receptacles placed outside for waste pick-up, be equipped with reflective material sufficient to be visible to oncoming traffic.

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Int. No. 783

 

By Council Members Rose and Brannan

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city building code and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring reflective material on garbage containers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:                     

Section 1. Section 3303.4.2 of the New York city building code is amended by adding a new item 4 to read as follows:

4. Containers holding debris or waste shall be equipped with reflective material sufficient for the container to be visible to vehicular traffic.

§ 2. Section 27-2021 of the New York city building code is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:

d. Any receptacles placed outside of the building for the department of sanitation or other collection agency shall be equipped with reflective material sufficient for such receptacles to be visible to vehicular traffic.

§ 3. Subdivision c of section 16-120 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

c. Incinerator, residue, ashes, refuse and liquid waste shall be stored in the building or dwelling or at the rear of the building or dwelling as may be required by the department of health or the department of housing preservation and development until time for removal and kept in tightly covered metal receptacles or containers made of other materials of a type and grade acceptable to the department of sanitation, department of health, and the department of housing preservation and development. Any receptacles placed outside of the building for department of sanitation or other collection agency shall be equipped with reflective material sufficient for the receptacle to be visible to vehicular traffic. After the contents have been removed by the department of sanitation or other collection agency any receptacles remaining shall be removed from the front of the building or dwelling before 9:00 p.m. on the day of collection, or if such collection occurs after 4:00 p.m., then before 9:00 a.m. on the day following collection. The receptacles shall at all times be kept covered or closed and kept in a manner satisfactory to the department of sanitation, the department of health, and in the case of residential premises, the department of housing preservation and development. No receptacles, refuse, incinerator residue or ashes, or liquid waste shall be kept so as to create a nuisance. Yard sweepings, hedge cuttings, grass, leaves, earth, stone or bricks shall not be mixed with household wastes.

§ 4. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

NKA

LS 5168

3/8/2018

2:00PM