Since 1992, all businesses in NYC have been required to separate recyclable materials from garbage. In order to increase recycling in businesses, the Department of Sanitation clarified the business recycling rules earlier this year. Beginning summer 2016, all NYC businesses will be required to comply with changes to these rules and certain businesses will be required to source separate and recycle food waste. Your business can save money and avoid fines by complying with the new rules.
- Learn how to avoid fines, reduce your waste, and save money by visiting nyc.gov/zerowastebusinesses.
- Find out if your business is covered by the business organics rules. Learn more at on.nyc.gov/commercial-organics.
- Sign up for a free training, host a training, download signs, and download education materials at on.nyc.gov/zerowaste-business-resources.
Request a free educational site visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include “site visit request” in the subject.