New York commences enforcement.
The resumption of enforcement followed a 90-day public outreach campaign during which no summonses were written for failure to recycle glass. The city's weekly recycling program was fully restored April 1 after two years of glass and plastic materials suspension in light of the city's fiscal challenges.
"The DSNY was aware that New Yorkers deserved time to adjust to a regular recycling schedule, therefore a three-month grace period was granted during which no summonses were issued for the improper recycling of glass," said Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty.
A telemarketing campaign is reminding residents to recycle glass properly or face a $25 fine. The Sanitation department also has placed ads and flyers in daily and weekly newspapers and mailed brochures to building managers, owners and homeowners.
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|Title Annotation:||Municipal Recycling|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2004|
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