Effective on July 19, 2016, some large organic waste generators in NYC are required to contract with a hauler for compost collection. These rules affect the following businesses:
- All food service establishments in hotels with 150 or more rooms
- All food service vendors in arenas and stadiums with 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
Other businesses are not required by law to compost, but always have the option to do so! More info on commercial organics can be found here on DSNY’s website.