NYC Council Passes Zero Waste Legislative Package

Great to see New York City making serious moves forward in mandating recycling with curbside organics collections and drop-off points for both organics and hard-to-recycle items.

On June 8 NYC Council passed the Zero Waste Act, a five-bill legislative package focused on furthering the city’s commitment to diverting organic waste from landfill, fighting climate change and creating a more sustainable future for all New York City residents.

The Zero Waste Act will put New York City at the forefront nationally as a leader in zero waste policies. The mandatory residential curbside organics collection program has been set out alongside zero waste targets for 2030, requiring annual reporting on zero waste efforts across the five boroughs.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams & Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch launching the Queens organics program, Aug 2022.