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File #: 150651    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/10/2015 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action: 12/3/2015
Title: Amending Title 4 "The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code," of The Philadelphia Code, by amending Subcode "P," (The Philadelphia Plumbing Code) by adding new requirements for food waste grinders in some new residential construction; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember O'Brien, Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: PLUMBING CODE
Code sections: Title 4 - THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy15065100.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
12/23/20150 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/3/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
11/19/20150 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/19/20150 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
11/19/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/17/20150 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
11/17/20150 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
11/17/20150 Committee on Licenses and Inspections REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
9/10/20150 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 4 "The Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code," of The Philadelphia Code, by amending Subcode "P," (The Philadelphia Plumbing Code) by adding new requirements for food waste grinders in some new residential construction; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Subcode P of Title 4 is amended to read as follows:


TITLE 4. THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE

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SUBCODE "P" (THE PHILADELPHIA PLUMBING CODE)

CHAPTER 1
ADMINISTRATION

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SECTION P-106.0 PLUMBING REGULATIONS.

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SECTION P-106.2. FOOD WASTE GRINDERS.

P-106.2.1 Legislative Findings.

(1) Cities around the world are increasingly focused on the challenges and opportunities associated with the generation, management and disposition of food waste.

(2) Food waste comprises one of the largest components of household waste.

(3) Approximately 10 pounds of food waste each week is generated by the average American family.

(4) Food waste is one of the most difficult components in the waste stream to manage because it has a high moisture content, sticks to dry recyclables, thereby reducing their potential value, and attracts pests and becomes malodorous.

(5) The Philadelphia Streets Department collects more than 500,000 tons of residential waste each year, which it delivers to disposal facilities at a cost of about $29,500,000 per year.

(6) Food waste makes up about 10% of Philadelphia's residential waste.

(7) Analysis of the evidence demonstrates that Food Waste Grinders are valid tools for separating kitchen food waste at its source and diverting it to treatment, use and recycling via existing infrastructure.

(8) Food Waste Grinders offer the best opportunity...

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