New York City to require recycling of food scraps

December 29, 2013 |

In New York, the City Council passed legislation requiring commercial food scraps from the largest food service establishments to be recycled. The legislation comes as a part of New York City’s effort to divert more waste away from landfills, and could divert thousands of tons of food scraps. The “Commercial Organic Waste” policy follows suit from several other cities requiring similar efforts, including San Francisco, Austin, Portland, and Seattle.

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