DSNY finalizes next wave of commercial organics mandate

New York's Department of Sanitation (DSNY) published final rules to expand its existing commercial organics diversion mandate, with slight amendments to the originally proposed version. The rules will take effect in August, with official enforcement set for February 2019.

These rules will cover restaurants with floor areas of at least 15,000 square feet (up from 7,000), chain establishments with at least 100 locations in the city (up from 50) and food retailers such as grocery stores with at least 25,000 square feet of floor space (up from 10,000).

By Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive.