NYS Recycling Mandate

General Municipal Law § 120-aa mandates that all municipalities in the state adopt a local law that requires solid waste to be separated into recyclable, reusable or other components.

In response to the New York State legislative mandate, Wayne County adopted and updated a solid waste management law to accomplish the following:

  1. Implement a plan for the management of solid waste generated or originated in the County of Wayne, to promote the safety, health and well-being of persons and property within the County of Wayne; and to
  2. Implement the express policy of the State of New York encouraging solid waste volume reduction through recycling.