Understanding the Newest Requirements for Recycling Organic Waste in Businesses
As of August 15, 2018, more New York businesses are required by law to separate their organic waste. The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) believes that this is critical to meeting the city’s zero waste goals and requires businesses full participation to help with organic waste recycling.
Businesses who meet the following criteria must adhere to the new rules:
- Restaurant chains of 100 or more NYC locations
- Restaurants with 15,000 sq. ft. or more
- Retail food stores with 25,000 sq.ft or more
All Businesses Must Follow the Rules or Risk Fines
The new rule went into effect August 15, 2018, and will be fully enforced beginning in February 2019. Any business not in compliance will be issued hefty fines by NYC DSNY.
How Can Royal Waste Services Help?
Royal Waste is dedicated to helping businesses comply with these rules as well as assisting you in creating a comprehensive waste management plan. We can take it a step further and assist you with setting up a full composting program to keep any commercial business in compliance with these new organic waste recycling laws. Our team is dedicated to changing the way people and organizations recycle because it’s more important than ever to minimize the excessive waste produced by the city and to decrease our overall carbon footprint. Let our team guide you through the new rules.