New York City is on track to have one of the nation’s more widespread commercial organics diversion mandates in the latest sign of ambitious local policy to boost this growing sector. Earlier this fall, the city’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) proposed a new rule that would expand its existing requirements for the third time to cover approximately 8,000 new businesses and 100,000 tons of annual food waste. In a release marking the announcement, Commissioner Kathryn Garcia described this as the “final phase” of a 2013 law targeting commercial organics in the waste stream. More >>