Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 7C. Trash Compactor Grant Program.


§ 8–751. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "Business" means a single enterprise or a consortium of enterprises set up for the common purpose of acquiring a commercial trash compactor for the use of each enterprise in the consortium.

(2) "Commercial trash compactor" means a structure used by businesses to collect and compact bulk trash and other waste that is energy efficient and reduces the likelihood of accidental pollution through spills or wind-blown debris.

(3) "CTC program" means the commercial trash compactor acquisition grant program established by § 8-752.

(4) "Grant Administration Act" means part B of subchapter XII-A of Chapter 3 of Title 1.

(5) "Grantee" means a business that meets the criteria and standards established for the CTC program, as required by § 1-328.13 and receives a grant pursuant to this chapter.

(6) "Grantor" means the Mayor or the Mayor's delegate, including a District agency, board, commission, instrumentality, or other program, or an individual within such an entity.


(Mar. 11, 2015, D.C. Law 20-223, § 201, 62 DCR 227.)

Editor's Notes

Section 7013(b)(2) of D.C. Law 21-160 provided that after September 30, 2017, this section shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.

Section 7013(b)(1) of D.C. Law 21-160 provided that this section shall apply as of October 1, 20016.

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-223: Section 301(b) of D.C. Law 20-223 provided (1) that §§ 201-203 of the act shall apply for the tax year in which its fiscal effect has been included in an approved budget and financial plan; (2) that the Chief Financial Officer shall certify the date of the inclusion of the fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan, and provide notice to the Budget Director of the Council of the certification; and (3) that the Budget Director shall cause the notice of the certification to be published in the District of Columbia Register and that the date of publication of the notice of the certification shall not affect the applicability of §§ 201-203.


§ 8–752. Commercial trash compactor acquisition grant program.

(a)(1) There is established a commercial trash compactor acquisition grant program to financially assist a business in the acquisition through purchase or lease of a commercial trash compactor.

(2) The CTC program shall be administered by the Mayor pursuant to the Grant Administration Act; provided, that, notwithstanding § 1-328.14(1), the CTC program grant application process may be established with an open-ended closing, allowing a business to apply for a grant and for the grantor, subject to subsection (b)(1) of this section, to approve a grant at any time, in accordance with rules issued pursuant to this chapter or the notice established pursuant to § 1-328.13(c).

(b)(1)(A) A grant shall be awarded in priority order of receipt of the grant application to the extent that the funds allocated for this purpose in an approved annual budget and financial plan or available pursuant to subparagraph (B) of this paragraph are sufficient to allow the grant.

(B) Funds allocated for the CTC program shall not exceed $2 million per fiscal year.

(C) The total amount of grants for Fiscal Year 2017 shall not exceed $1 million.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 47-368.06, grants that may be awarded pursuant to this chapter may include grants that the Mayor or an agency receives through an intra-District transfer, a memorandum of understanding, or a reprogramming from an agency lacking grant-making authority.

(c) Subject to subsection (b)(1) of this section, the grantor shall award a grantee a grant in an amount:

(1) Not to exceed $9,000 toward the leasing of an commercial trash compactor; the amount to be based on terms and length of time of the lease; or

(2) Not to exceed $13,500 for the purchase of a commercial trash compactor.

(d) The Chief Financial Officer may audit the accounts of a business receiving a CTC program grant up to 3 years following the issuance of the grant.


(Mar. 11, 2015, D.C. Law 20-223, § 202, 62 DCR 227; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 7013(a), 63 DCR 10775.)

Editor's Notes

Section 7013(b)(2) of D.C. Law 21-160 provided that after September 30, 2017, this section shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.

Section 7013(b)(1) of D.C. Law 21-160 provided that this section shall apply as of October 1, 20016.


§ 8–753. Rules.

The Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, may issue rules to implement the provisions of this chapter.


(Mar. 11, 2015, D.C. Law 20-223, § 203, 62 DCR 227.)

Editor's Notes

Section 7013(b)(2) of D.C. Law 21-160 provided that after September 30, 2017, this section shall apply upon the date of inclusion of its fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan.

Section 7013(b)(1) of D.C. Law 21-160 provided that this section shall apply as of October 1, 20016.