27-2022 Garbage Collection

Post sign for garbage collection: If there is no 24 hour dumbwaiter service an owner must post a sign in the building lobby indicating the current hours and method of garbage collection. The sign should be enclosed in plastic or in a frame to prevent vandalism or tampering.

Section of the Law: HMC § 27-2022


2006 New York Code - Frequency Of Collection Of Waste Matter From Dwelling Units In Multiple Dwellings.

   § 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 forty-eight 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.    e. Subdivisions 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.




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