Beginning July 19, 2016, certain New York City businesses are required by law to separate their organic waste. For more information visit the business food scraps + yard waste page.
Businesses covered by the law that choose to process any amount of organic material on-site must register with DSNY within 30-days of installing on-site processing equipment.
Businesses covered by the New York City Commercial Organics Rule that choose to process any amount of organic material on-site must register with the NYC Department of Sanitation. Businesses are not required to complete this registration form if all source separated organic material is processed for beneficial use off-site in accordance with the Commercial Organics Rule. Any on-site processing method must be in accordance with local, state, and federal law. This form should be submitted to DSNY no later than 30 days following the installation of processing equipment. Visit nyc.gov/zerowastebusinesses or contact 311 for more information.