N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 27-2211
Department responsibilities


The department shall publish on its website:


the methodology the department will use to determine who is a designated food scrap generator;


the waiver process;


procedures to minimize odors and vectors; and


a list of all designated food scraps generators, organics recyclers, and all waste transporters that manage source-separated organics.


No later than June first, two thousand twenty-one and annually thereafter, the department shall assess the capacity of each organic recycler and notify designated food scraps generators if they are required to comply with the provisions of paragraph (b) of subdivision one of § 27-2203 (Designated food scraps generator responsibilities)section 27-2203 of this title.


The department shall develop and make available educational materials to assist designated food scraps generators with compliance with this title. The department shall also develop education materials on food waste minimization and encourage municipalities to disseminate these materials both on their municipal websites and in any such future mailings to their residents as they may distribute.


The department shall regulate organics recyclers to ensure that their activities do not impair water quality or otherwise harm human health and the environment.

Source: Section 27-2211 — Department responsibilities, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/27-2211 (updated Apr. 19, 2019; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Apr. 19, 2019

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