NYC New Organic Waste Law

Beginning in July, certain New York City businesses will be required by law to separate their organic waste if the business meets certain minimum requirements. Organic waste, such as food waste, food soiled paper and yard waste makes up approximately one-third of the waste generated by businesses in NYC. This material can be processed to create soil-enhancing compost or used as an energy source. The new law is targeting businesses such as hotels with 150 or more rooms; food service providers in arenas and stadiums with a seating capacity of 15,000 people; food manufacturers with a floor area of 25,000 square feet and food wholesalers with a floor area of at least 20,000 square feet.   Businesses covered by the proposal have the option to arrange for collection by a private carter, transport the waste themselves, or process the material on site.

 

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