The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) is supporting the New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC) in its efforts to revise its rules to make both waste carters and brokers follow the same recordkeeping requirements.

In addition to submitting those comments to the BIC, the Washington-based association also commented on the BIC’s rate cap for carters and the ongoing issue of cardboard theft, the association said in a news release.

The NSWMA New York City chapter said it believes the revised regulations will level the playing field between brokers and carters by requiring both to comply with the same reporting and recordkeeping procedures. It will make it easier for the BIC to monitor broker behavior and ensure that they operate correctly, the association said.

Also with regard to brokers, the NSWMA has suggested that the BIC rules be amended to require a broker to pay a carter within 30 days, which should help keep individuals who would be otherwise prohibited from working for licensees out of the city’s waste industry.

Testifying before the BIC, David Biderman, NSWMA general counsel and New York City chapter manager, said cardboard theft is increasing and costing BIC licensees between $8 million and $10 million annually.