The NYC Department of Sanitation has created materials and trainings to assist businesses in complying with requirements, and to encourage additional waste prevention efforts.
Request printed versions of certain business education materials, free of charge.
The links below open pdfs of the current materials available for download.
NOTE: These links open PDF (Portable Document Format) documents; you'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to display and print them.
To help businesses avoid violations and improve recycling, DSNY offers free trainings for business owners and employees, building management companies, and chambers/associations. Learn more and reserve a spot in an upcoming training.
Trade groups, chambers of commerce, merchant associations, BIDs, operators of multiple locations, and other business groups willing to host and recruit members can request a training by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include "Training" in the subject line of the email. There must be representatives from at least 5 unique locations in order to host a training.
DSNY does not print or distribute signage to private businesses; businesses should not be using residential signage printed by DSNY to comply with rules. However, in order to assist businesses in posting appropriate signage, we have developed basic sample signs. Businesses may also find it helpful to investigate signage available from Recycle Across America.
Sample signs for all NYC businesses
Sample Single-Stream Recycling sign (Do not use unless your carter is permitted for single-stream recycling)
Sample Garbage sign (for businesses that do NOT source-separate organics)
Sample signs for NYC businesses that separate organics
Sample Organics sign (Only for businesses that source-separate organics)
Sample Garbage sign (Only for businesses that source-separate organics)