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Adopted Rule Relating to the Use of Certain Receptacles by Chain Stores

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Rule status: Adopted

Agency: DSNY

Effective date: September 1, 2023

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Adopted rule summary:

DSNY recently proposed a rule that requires all food-related businesses to set out any putrescible solid waste, including refuse and organic waste, at the curb for private carter collection in rigid receptacles with tight-fitting lids. This new adopted rule amends this recent rule and this second phase of rulemaking expands this requirement to include all commercial establishments that are a part of a chain of stores, regardless of whether such establishments are food-related businesses. A chain of stores includes a commercial establishment that operates five or more stores located within the city of New York that are engaged in the same general field of business and conduct business under the same business name or operate under common ownership or management or pursuant to a franchise agreement with the same franchisor.

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Online comments: 4

  • Nancy Sheran

    Why not make this rule apply to any business that handles food or food products? Many businesses, such as retail stores, or movie theaters may not fall into the category of ‘food-related business’, yet they sell prepared or packaged foods or serve food. Candies are also ‘food.’

    Comment added July 28, 2023 1:54pm
  • Charles Stewart

    I support this rule, and it should go further. All commercial establishments also ought to be allowed to establish a permanent trash receptacle in a parking space in front of their business.

    Comment added July 29, 2023 1:01pm
  • Cheryl Martin

    I think I read somewhere that schools and hospitals would be exempted. I’m curious how this will work with Manhattan office buildings that have a cafe or cafeteria for their employees . Will they also be exempted or will there be multiple receptacles along the curb?

    Comment added July 29, 2023 5:56pm
  • I. DuBois

    Yes, food waste should be separately disposed of. Important to note, when usable food is routinely thrown out by a food business at the end of the day because it is no longer “fresh,” but still safe, it should be taken to homeless shelters, or at least alert them for a pick-up, not thrown in the garbage. I have often read that American waste more food per capita than any other country,

    Comment added July 31, 2023 7:38am