What New York’s Food Donation & Food Scraps Recycling Law Means for Your Business

Tuesday, November 10 | 12:00 p.m. EST


New York state recently passed new food donation and food scraps recycling legislation. Effective January 1, 2022, any business generating two tons per week or more of food scraps must donate any edible food and recycle all remaining food scraps if they are within 25 miles of an organics recycler (composting facility, etc.).

The Food Waste Reduction Alliance, of which Consumer Brands is a founding member, is joining its alliance partners at the National Restaurant Association and FMI, The Food Industry Association, to host a discussion on the legislation and cover any questions on compliance best practices.


Kristine Ellsworth, environmental engineer in the Division of Materials Management at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will share new updates on the new law, providing a review of:

  • The law and implementation timeline
  • Requirements of designated food scraps generators
  • Methodology to determine list of designated food scraps generators
  • Details on the waiver and annual reporting process

Missy Hall, food waste diversion program manager at the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), a state funded technology transfer and research center, will share information about:

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