By law, New York City businesses must recycle certain materials. Therefore,
carters are required to recycle materials that have been designated as such by
the New York City Department of Sanitation and to inform customers of the City's
recycling requirements. The following commercial establishments are required to
recycle the following materials:
Non-food establishments must recycle high-grade office paper, newspapers,
magazines, catalogs, phone books, corrugated cardboard, and textiles.
Food establishments, such as restaurants, delis, and cafeterias, are
required to recycle containers made of glass or metal, plastic bottles and
jugs, aluminum foil and aluminum foil products, and cardboard.
Bagging or Bundling of Recyclable
Glass and metal containers, plastic bottles and jugs, and aluminum foil
products must be placed in blue or clear plastic bags.
Cardboard, magazines, telephone books, and newspapers may be bundled and
tied, or placed in clear plastic bags or recycling dumpsters or