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Micro Hauling in NYC

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6th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum
Panel 1: New York City Rocks Community Composting!
Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli
Common Ground Compost
New York City

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Micro Hauling in NYC

  1. 1. 1 Common Ground Compost Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli
  2. 2. 2 DSNY: “Institutional Waste” • Residences • Public Institutions • RULES Commercial Waste • All Businesses 21,000 Tons/Day Waste in NYC
  3. 3. DSNY: “Institutional Waste” • Residences • Public Institutions • RULES Commercial Waste • All Businesses 21,000 Tons/Day Waste in NYC 3
  4. 4. Commercial Organics Rules
  5. 5. Commercial Waste Zoning 5
  6. 6. Defining Micro Hauling in NYC
  7. 7. Defining Micro Hauling in NYC SOLUTIONS MATRIX - Equipment - Materials Mgmt - Processing - Method - Equipment - Tech - End Use - Weight Collected - Weight Processed - Services (...) - Community Programs - Worker/Jobs
  8. 8. - Direct client relationships, not only subcontracting for commercial haulers - Authorized to do business in NYS - Must be small businesses under NYC SBS guidelines Micro-hauling. - Must pay staff at minimum wage, volunteers for educational purposes Tier 1 Zero emissions vehicles transporting exempt amounts of waste under DEC rules. DEC “exempt” hauling = “less than or equal to 2,000 pounds in any single shipment” Tier 2 Low emissions vehicles hauling exempt amounts of waste under DEC rules, and operated by organizations that process 100% of what they collect to a fully finished product. Processing must meet DEC regulations for exempt or registered organic waste sites, OR exempt or registered equipments/“sites” located within DEC permitted facilities. vehicles should receive a BIC Trade Waste License DEC “exempt” processing = “limited to 20 cubic yards at any one time” “Registered” = “more than 20 cubic yards” Defining Micro Hauling in NYC
  9. 9. - Direct client relationships, not only subcontracting for commercial haulers - Authorized to do business in NYS - Must be small businesses under NYC SBS guidelines Micro-hauling. - Must pay staff at minimum wage, volunteers for educational purposes Tier 1 Zero emissions vehicles transporting exempt amounts of waste under DEC rules. DEC “exempt” hauling = “less than or equal to 2,000 pounds in any single shipment” Tier 2 Low emissions vehicles hauling exempt amounts of waste under DEC rules, and operated by organizations that process 100% of what they collect to a fully finished product. Processing must meet DEC regulations for exempt or registered organic waste sites, OR exempt or registered equipments/“sites” located within DEC permitted facilities. vehicles should receive a BIC Trade Waste License DEC “exempt” processing = “limited to 20 cubic yards at any one time” “Registered” = “more than 20 cubic yards” Defining Micro Hauling in NYC
  10. 10. Reclaimed Organics
  11. 11. Business Development Operations Manager Hauler Foot Route Admin/Misc Processing Meredith x x Gwen x x x x x x Jonas x x x x Mike x x x William x x x x Tucker x x Reclaimed Organics: Staffing + Roles
  12. 12. Reclaimed Organics: Equipment
  13. 13. Reclaimed Organics: Evolution
  14. 14. Reclaimed Organics: Bokashi Processing
  15. 15. Reclaimed Organics: Site
  16. 16. Commercial Consolidation
  17. 17. Commercial Consolidation
  18. 18. - Fire at our site - Expansion potential - Insurance - Contamination - Commercial buildings - Commercial haulers - Community interaction - Pioneering consolidation service - No office! Challenges
  19. 19. - Fire at our site - Expansion potential - Insurance - Contamination - Commercial buildings - Commercial haulers - Community interaction - Pioneering consolidation service - No office! Challenges Thank You! Meredith@CommonGroundCompost.com

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