NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A5605
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to local
solid waste management plans
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends subparagraph (i) of paragraph (b) if subdivision 1 of
section 27-0107 of the environmental conservation law to require local
solid waste management plans to characterize methods to increase waste
diversion including, but not limited to recycling and composting.
Section 2 provides the effective date
Municipalities are responsible for the development of plans to meet the
state's policy to reduce the amount of waste generated, reuse material
if possible, recycle, and compost. New York State generates some 14
million tons of waste per year, roughly half of which is sent to approx-
imately 30 landfills across the state. Recycling and composting are
essential tools for the diversion of waste from landfills, which produce
greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. This legislation
ensures that municipalities are considering how to increase recycling
and composting in their local solid waste management plans.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2020: A09684/S8071 - passed assembly/ REFERRED TO ENCON
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
Immediately after becoming law.