BILL NO A05502
SAME AS SAME AS S00872
Amd S27-0717, En Con L; amd S165, St Fin L
Requires the placement of one recycling receptacle for drink containers for
every four waste receptacles on state owned property.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the environmental conservation
law and the state finance law,
in relation to the collection of drink containers for recycling on state
Purpose Or General Idea Of Bill:
To ensure the full collection of recyclable material on state property.
Summary Of Specific Provisions:
Adds a new paragraph to subdivision 1 of section 27-0717 of the
environmental conservation law to require the Department of
Environmental Conservation to cooperate and advise other state
agencies in implementing this act to ensure compliance and full
collection of recyclables on state property.
Adds a new paragraph to subdivision 3 of section 165 of the state
finance law to include the provision that for every four waste
receptacles, at least one receptacle for drink containers must be
made available. Includes the definition of "drink container" as an
individual glass, metal, steel or plastic bottle used to contain up
to one gallon of a drink.
Studies have shown that the proximity of recycling containers has
greatly increased the rate of recovery of recycled materials when a
central location for recycled materials results in a recover rate of
only 28%, but the increased availability of recyucling containers can
increase the recovery rate to 80% or higher. As it is the State's
responsibility to encourage responsible waste management, this bill
would allow the State to increase the rate of recovery for drink'
containers that may not otherwise be recycled due to the relative
unavailability of receptacles.
Prior Legislative History: New Bill
Fiscal implications For State And Local Governments:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it
is signed into law
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
February 28, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. SWEENEY -- read once and referred to the Commit-
tee on Environmental Conservation
AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the state finance
law, in relation to the collection of drink containers for recycling
on state property
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 27-0717 of the environmental
2 conservation law is amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as
4 (E) COOPERATE WITH AND ADVISE OTHER STATE AGENCIES IN IMPLEMENTING
5 PARAGRAPH F OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE OF
6 THE STATE FINANCE LAW TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE AND FULL COLLECTION OF
7 RECYCLABLE MATERIAL ON STATE PROPERTY.
8 S 2. Paragraph f of subdivision 3 of section 165 of the state finance
9 law, as amended by chapter 95 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as
11 f. Each state agency shall devise and institute a program to source
12 separate all other waste generated within state office facilities that
13 is not covered by paragraph e of this subdivision. Such program shall
14 include marketing arrangements and appropriate procedures to ensure the
15 maximum recovery of such waste. THE STATE SHALL ENSURE FOR EVERY FOUR
16 WASTE RECEPTACLES THE AVAILABILITY OF AT LEAST ONE RECEPTACLE FOR THE
17 COLLECTION OF DRINK CONTAINERS TO PROMOTE RECYCLING AND MAXIMUM RECOV-
18 ERY. THE TERM "DRINK CONTAINER" SHALL MEAN AN INDIVIDUAL GLASS, METAL,
19 STEEL, OR PLASTIC BOTTLE, CAN OR JAR USED FOR CONTAINING UP TO ONE
20 GALLON OF A DRINK.
21 S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
22 it shall have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.