Capital New York:
The owners of clothing collection bins will have to comply with new rules or face fines and removal of their containers if a bill the sanitation committee passed Wednesday morning is approved by the full Council.
Owners of the bins—which generally contain discarded clothing, shoes and other textiles—will have to place their names and physical addresses on each container and will be forbidden from placing the bins on city property, roadways and sidewalks or any private property without the written consent of property owners.
The sanitation department will remove any illegal bins and owners will be charged a $50 fine for the first offense and a $100 fine for each violation thereafter.
The bill has close to 30 bipartisan sponsors, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. It will be voted on by the full Council on Thursday.