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Planning for Waste Management: DSNY’s new rule for residential buildings

  • Sponsor: AIA New York Committee on the Environment
  • Credits: 1 AIA LU HSW
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  • Format: One Video Segment

Course Description

New residential buildings over 150 units in New York City now need to submit a Waste Management Plan for DSNY review at the same time as they submit plans to DOB. Hear from DSNY how the process works, and what they need to see in a plan.

Walk through a sample plan and learn how to reduce the heap of trash bags typically set out on sidewalks. See case studies of how architects have applied best practice strategies to effectively separate recycling and food waste, reduce the volume of waste and ensure efficient waste management for building staff.

Note: Certificates of Completion will be emailed in a PDF format for your records right away. Please allow for up to 3 to 4 weeks to receive AIA credit for the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the main requirements of the waste management plan which must now be submitted to the Department of Sanitation for all new buildings over 150 residential units.
  • Use the Department of Sanitation waste calculator to generate waste areas for different waste types.
  • Recall compaction equipment which can reduce the volume of waste on the sidewalk.
  • Produce waste management plan graphics showing storage areas and the path of waste from generation to set out for collection.