Rockaway City Councilmen Vote Yes To Recycling Incentive Programs In Public Housing

By Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet

Both Rockaway Councilmen’s Donovan Richards (31) and Eric Ulrich (32) vote yes on a local law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to voluntary recycling incentive pilot programs in public housing.

The bill in detail is written,  ” This bill would require the Department of Sanitation to consult with NYCHA and consider implementing a pilot incentives program to increase recycling rates in public housing. If the department concludes that such a program is feasible and would increase recycling rates, it must implement such a program by 2020 and report on its effectiveness and whether it should be made permanent after two years.

This bill was sponsored by 7 members of the council, including Rockaway’s very own, Donovan Richards.

Bill has been on the table since June 10th, 2015 and currently awaiting the Mayor’s signature as of March 1st, 2017.

Status: Enacted (Mayor’s Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management




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