Mayor de Blasio’s Administration Releases Study Supporting Reform of NYC Commercial Waste Industry by Use of Collection Zones, as Advocated for by NYLPIAugust 17, 2016
The administration’s new policy would create commercial waste zones throughout the city, each serviced by a private sanitation company that would be held to strict sustainability goals and labor standards. The announcement follows more than a year of study of problems in the commercial sanitation industry by the de Blasio administration. Reforms in this industry are key to accomplishing the city’s goal of zero waste by 2030, and improving public health and safety for all New Yorkers by greatly reducing the excessive number of miles driven on local streets by dangerous and polluting trucks.
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