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New York City Mayor Proposing New Mandate to Yard Waste Recycling

Article-New York City Mayor Proposing New Mandate to Yard Waste Recycling

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New York City Mayor proposes new rule for yard waste, making it mandatory to separate different yard scraps for composting.

Mayor, Eric Adams has proposed new city yard waste recycling rules in New York City. These new rules will make it mandatory for residents to separate their leaf and yard waste.

Should the new city rule go into effect, the punishment for failing to compost yard waste would face similar fines to failing to recycle properly.

“Yard waste is the right place to start because it’s something New Yorkers already naturally separate,” Jessica Tisch, sanitation commissioner, told the New York Times. “There’s no real behavioral change required, and I think you have to ease into these mandates.”

This program will follow the same trajectory as the city’s new voluntary curbside composting program, which starts this week and looks to have full service to all residents by October 2024.

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