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Adopted Part 350, Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has adopted Rulemaking 6 NYCRR Part 350. The regulations will implement the requirements outlined in the Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law enacted in 2019. The law takes effect on January 1, 2022 and requires large generators of food scraps to donate excess edible food and recycle all remaining food scraps if they are located within 25 miles of an organics recycler.

Adopted Part 350 Rule Making Documents


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