NYC Local Law 19 of 1989 – Mandatory Recycling, Solid Waste Advisory Boards

Local Law 19 of 1989 mandates that New York City reduce and/ or recycle25 percent of all non-hazardous solid waste, measured in tonnage, by December 31, 1993, This includes recycled commercial waste, city collected waste, city agency waste, yard waste, Christmas trees, batteries, tires, Bottle Bill material, waste reduction measures, and waste exported for recycling.

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