New Standards Will Improve Quality of Life in Mixed-Use Neighborhoods

In response to comments from residents who live in mixed-use areas in close proximity to commercial centers, the City Council adopted this week new regulations to govern the hours of operation of private garbage collectors. Henceforth, private garbage collection will be prohibited during the overnight hours from 8:00pm to 7:00am (6:00am during summer months.) Prior to this law, private commercial garbage collection often occurred in the pre-dawn hours and proved highly disruptive to the quality of life of immediately surrounding areas. Sensitivity to residential needs is essential as New Rochelle’s downtown, in particular, becomes a housing as well as commercial district.