Cuomo signs legislation to prevent waste dumping
Dec 17, 2020 5:30 am
Isabella Colello is reporting for WWTI-TV Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Tue., Dec. 15, signed new legislation to help prevent large scale illegal waste dumping statewide. According to the governor's office, the legislation strengthens penalties against the illegal disposal of construction debris, demolition debris and other hazardous substances. The law will also designate fraudulent schemes involving the disposal of solid waste as a new crime in New York. Cuomo said, “Illegal dumping is a significant problem and too often its costs are unjustly passed on to the community. Not only does this legislation strengthen criminal penalties to ensure sanctions do not simply become another cost of doing business, but it further discourages large-scale illegal dumping by holding developers and waste haulers accountable for creating the problem in the first place.” The legislation goes into effect on January 1. Read more at news10 [dot] com.