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NYC Commercial Organics Law


See: nyc business recycling

Law: NYC Administrative Code (PDF)

Summary: The Commercial Organics Law was enacted as Local Law 146 of 2013 requiring large food service establishments to recycle their organic waste. This law effects arenas, caterering establishments, food manufacturers, food wholesalers, food retail establishments, food service establishments, etc. that are large or part of a chain (see the law for specific details). The commissioner must determine on annual basis that there is sufficient capacity within a one hundred mile radius of the city to process the organic waste being generated and that the cost of processing organic waste is competitive with the cost of disposing of organic waste by landfill or incineration. This local law shall take effect July 1, 2015

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