Effective since July- New Restaurant Waste Laws! 1


If you read our previous post about our Reduce Reuse Recycle Greenpoint project, you would have learned that the NYC commercial waste system needs an update.  There are a lot of unanswered questions with our commercial waste but the good news is, the city is slowly but surly implementing regulations to make positive change.

From the NYC Commercial Waste Disposal page:

Beginning July 19, 2016, certain, large New York City businesses will be required to separate their organic waste. If you are a stadium, manufactorer, wholesaler, or large hotel, check this link and learn more about the new composting requirements.


For all businesses, it is a law to post “easily visible recycling signs and provide clearly labeled recycling containers”.  The below images come from the NYC Dept of Sanitation.



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