[D26-14.01] 27-2020 Definitions
in this article:
(a) Organic wastes
shall mean all wastes produced by or from living organisms.
wastes shall mean all waste other than organic wastes, including discarded lumber,
wood shavings and furniture.
wastes shall mean all wastes, organic and inorganic, which are produced within
a dwelling unit.
[D26-14.03] 27-2021 Receptacles for waste matter
a. The owner or
occupant in control of a dwelling shall provide and maintain metal cans, or
other receptacles jointly approved as to specifications by the department, the
department of sanitation and the department of health, for the exclusive use
of each building, which shall be of sufficient size and number to contain the
wastes accumulated in such building during a period of 72 hours. No receptacle
shall he filled to a height so as to prevent the effective closure thereof and
no receptacle shall weigh more than 100 pounds when filled. The receptacles
shall be so constructed as to hold their contents without leakage. Metal cans
shall be provided with tight-fitting covers and other receptacles shall be effectively
closed. When requested by the department of sanitation, the owner or occupant
in control shall separate and place in separate receptacles, ashes, organic
and inorganic wastes. Nothing contained in this subdivision shall prevent the
department, the department of sanitation and the department of health from jointly
approving as to specifications other systems for the disposal of waste utilizing
containers of larger size and different construction as may be appropriate for
b. Metal cans
shall he kept within the dwelling or as required by the department until the
time for removal of their contents when they shall he placed in front of the
dwelling. When inside storage is required, receptacles of other materials shall
be kept in a metal can or a rat-proof and fire proof room until the time of
their removal when they shall be removed from the metal can and be neatly stacked
in front of the dwelling. After the contents have been removed by the department
of sanitation, any receptacles remaining shall be returned promptly to their
place of storage. Metal cans shall be kept covered at all times and shall be
disinfected regularly and maintained in a sanitary condition. Yard sweepings,
hedge cuttings, grass, leaves, earth, stone, or bricks shall not be mixed with
wrapping paper, or other inorganic wastes, which are likely to be blown or scattered
about the streets shall be securely bundled, tied or packed before being placed
for collection. Such material shall be kept and placed for collection in the
same manner as the receptacles.
[D26-14.05] 27-2022 Frequency of collection of
waste matter from dwelling units in multiple dwellings
a. The owner of
a multiple dwelling shall not allow the accumulation except in a lawful receptacle
of ashes or any type of waste matter in any part of the premises.
b. In multiple
dwellings where the owner provides dumbwaiter service, all waste matter shall
be collected at least once daily and deposited in separate receptacles.
c. In multiple
dwellings where no dumbwaiter service is provided, the owner shall provide between
the hours of seven a.m. and ten a.m. or between five p.m. and eight p.m. daily:
(1) a sufficient
number of receptacles but in no event less than two within the dwelling or
other area approved by the department, which are accessible to the tenants.
Such receptacles shall be removed promptly upon the expiration of the selected
time period and taken to their place of storage; or
(2) a pick-up
service at each dwelling unit to collect ashes and wastes for deposit in the
receptacles referred to in section 27-2021 of this article. The owner shall
post and maintain a notice in a conspicuous place in the dwelling informing
the tenants of the hour and method of collection. A new notice shall be posted
and maintained within 48 hours preceding any change in such hour or method.
d. The tenant
of a multiple dwelling shall dispose of waste matter in accordance with the
method provided by the owner under subdivision b or c of this section. The tenant
shall not accumulate any waste matter in his or her dwelling unit so as to create
a condition, which is unsanitary, or a fire hazard in the judgment of the department.
b, c and d of this section shall not apply to any multiple dwelling where regular
incinerator services or other means of disposal approved by the department are
provided. The tenant in such a dwelling shall dispose of waste matter in an
incinerator or by such other approved means of disposal and shall not permit
wastes to accumulate so as to create a condition which is unsanitary or a fire
hazard in the judgment of the department.
[D26-14.07] 27-2023 Collection of waste matter
from dwelling units in one- and two-family dwellings
The owner and occupants
of a one- or two-family dwelling shall provide for the regular collection of
waste matter from dwelling units and its deposit in the receptacles required
by section 27-2021of this article, and shall not permit ashes or any type of
waste matter to accumulate in any part of the premises so as to create a condition
which is unsanitary or a fire hazard in the judgment of the department.