New Business Organics Rules Enforcement

As of February 15, 2019, the NYC Department of Sanitation will begin issuing summonses to the following businesses not separating their organic waste:

  • Food service establishments with a floor area of at least 15,000 square feet
  • Food service establishments that are part of a chain of 100 or more locations in NYC
  • Retail food stores with a floor area of at least 25,000 square feet

Since July 19, 2016, the following businesses have been required to separate organic waste:

  • Food service establishments in hotels with 150 or more rooms
  • Arenas and stadiums with a seating capacity of at least 15,000 people
  • Food manufacturers with a floor area of at least 25,000 square feet
  • Food wholesalers with a floor area of at least 20,000 square feet

To learn more about business organics requirements, visit nyc.gov/businessorganics

All businesses must recycle metal, glass jars and bottles, rigid plastic, clean paper and cardboard. Learn more at nyc.gov/businessrecycling

For business resources such as sample signs, free trainings and webinars, see nyc.gov/dsnybusinessresources

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