NYC Residents Will be Required to Separate Yard Waste From Household Trash
by YS Gold
As though recycling requirements were not onerous enough, New York City residents may soon be compelled to further separate different types of trash. This time, yard waste—such as twigs, leaves, and branches—would have to be disposed of separately from household trash.
According to the rule, yard waste could be disposed of together with organic waste, which the city hopes to see more of.
Failure to comply with this rule would result in a fine of $25-$100.
The NYC Sanitation Department held a public hearing on the proposed rule, and it will now go into effect, beginning in Queens. It will come to Brooklyn in the fall, and the sanitation department will provide a three-month “education and warning period” during which no fines will be issued to violators.
This news comes just as the new restrictions on the times of placing trash out at the curb go into effect, the City’s latest attempt at curbing the rat population.