N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 27-0501


“Collection system development program” means a comprehensive review of existing solid waste collection practices and the development of designs for efficient and cost-effective systems for the systematic collection of solid waste of one or more municipalities or any portion thereof.


“Preparation of contract documents” means the preparation of documents for entering into contracts for (a) the design, construction, operation, financing, ownership or maintenance of a solid waste management facility;


a system of collection and disposal of municipal solid waste through resource recovery; and


the marketing of materials and energy recovered from solid waste. Such documents may include detailed construction plans and specifications, bid advertisements, requests for proposals and reports evaluating bids and proposals.


“Implementation feasibility project” means the investigation and evaluation of any one or more of the following: engineering, economic, environmental, technological, administrative, institutional, social and political factors affecting the acceptability of a solid waste management facility or system of which the facility is part for the purpose of determining the feasibility of constructing such proposed facility or establishing such system.


“Municipality” means a village, town, city or county or any designated agency thereof, or any two or more of the foregoing which are acting jointly in connection with a solid waste management facility, a solid waste management district, or a public benefit corporation having power granted otherwise than under this article to construct, operate and maintain a solid waste management facility, including a public corporation created pursuant to agreement or compact with another state.


“Recycling center” means a community-based facility where separated solid waste can be stored, assembled and prepared for sale or other disposition.


“Resource recovery” means the separation, extraction and recovery of useable materials, energy or heat from solid waste through source separation, recycling centers or other programs, projects or facilities.


“Solid waste” means all materials or substances discarded or rejected as being spent, useless, worthless, or in excess to the owners at the time of such discard or rejection, including but not limited to garbage, refuse, industrial and commercial waste, sludges from air or water pollution control facilities or water supply treatment facilities, rubbish, ashes, contained gaseous material, incinerator residue, demolition and construction debris and offal, but not including sewage and other highly diluted water-carried materials or substances and those in gaseous form.


“Solid waste management facility” means any facility employed beyond the initial solid waste collection process, including but not limited to recycling centers, transfer stations, baling facilities, rail haul or barge haul facilities, processing systems, including resource recovery facilities or other facilities for reducing solid waste volume, sanitary landfills, plants and facilities for compacting, composting or pyrolization of solid waste, incinerators and other solid waste disposal, reduction or conversion facilities.


“Source separation” means the segregation of recyclable materials from the solid waste stream at the point of generation for separate collection, sale or other disposition.


“Secondary materials” means those commodities that have been reclaimed for reuse and are used in place of a primary or raw material in manufacturing a product.

Source: Section 27-0501 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/27-0501 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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