Mayor de Blasio has signed a bill which aims to reduce garbage truck traffic.
For years, private sanitation trucks have operated in a complicated system to pick up commercial waste all over the city.
This new law will create 20 new trash pickup zones, and a private carter will be selected to service each zone after a competitive bidding process handled by the city's Department of Sanitation.
The law will also create high penalties for carters who commit infractions or fail to train their workers.
"So here was this private industry that was causing a lot of harm. Not everybody in it, but too many people it, too many companies. And something very different had to change," said de Blasio.
Now that the bill is signed, the city will begin to create those waste pick up zones.
The plan is expected to be fully implemented by 2022.