Planning for Waste Management: DSNY’s New Rule for Residential Buildings

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How much space will your building’s trash and recycling take up on the sidewalk? New residential buildings over 150 units now need to submit a Waste Management Plan for DSNY review at the same time as they submit plans to DOB. Come hear what this means for your projects, learn how the DSNY review process works, and explore from case studies of buildings that have incorporated equipment to reduce the volume of waste set out on the curb. Please submit any questions in advance.

Bridget Anderson, Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation
Clare Miflin, Executive Director, Center for Zero Waste Design
Shefali Sanghvi, Director of Sustainability, Dattner Architects

About the Speakers:
Bridget Anderson is the NYC Department of Sanitation’s Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability. She is responsible for planning, implementation, and tracking of sustainable waste management activities including recycling, composting, HHW and ewaste, textile recovery, and waste reduction. She has overseen the rollout of several organics collection pilots and programs in NYC, including a robust food scrap drop off network which surpassed 200 sites at the end of 2021 and a curbside composting collection program that served nearly half of NYC before service had to be suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anderson directs sustainable waste management policy research and program development, as well as strategic partnerships with the local reuse and community composting sectors, including NYC’s donateNYC, a website and mobile app to connect donors and recipients of gently used and surplus goods and excess food. During COVID-19, she advanced “GetFood NYC” Emergency Home Food Delivery, which served over 130 million meals.

Clare Miflin is an architect and systems thinker with over 20 years of experience designing buildings to the highest environmental standards. In 2017, she led the development of the Zero Waste Design Guidelines through a multidisciplinary collaborative process. This groundbreaking resource looked at the crucial relationship between design of the built environment and NYC’s zero waste goals. Miflin left architecture to set up the non-profit Center for Zero Waste Design, with a mission to implement the guidelines in NYC and adapt them to other high-density cities worldwide. Recent work includes the advocacy campaign Put Waste to Work: Vibrant Streetscapes, Green Jobs and Healthy Neighborhoods with WXY to transform the way NYC manages waste, getting trash bags off sidewalks and compost into soils.

Shefali Sanghvi has over 15 years of experience working in affordable housing, with an emphasis on resiliency, occupant health and comfort, and energy efficiency. An expert on urban Passive House projects, she is dedicated to designing buildings that are socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable. Sanghvi believes that it is the architect’s responsibility to respect the power that we hold on the built environment by designing spaces that are welcoming to all members of society. Sanghvi holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She co-chairs the firm’s Sustainable Practice Group and is an active member of AIANY Committee on the Environment.

This event is offered virtually; you will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the program.