NJ Food Waste Recycling Law

October 25, 2021

New Jersey’s food waste recycling law – which will become effective tomorrow, October 14, 2021 – requires those generating a projected volume of 52 tons of food waste or more per year to source separate and recycle their food waste under certain conditions. This legislation applies to commercial food wholesalers, distributors, industrial food processors, supermarkets, resorts, conference centers, banquet halls, restaurants, educational or religious institutions, military installations, prisons, hospitals, medical facilities, and casinos. For further information about the law and its implementation, visit www.nj.gov/dep/dshw/food-waste-recycling-law/. Learn more about recycling at recycle.nj.gov.