GOSHEN – A new state law requires eligible businesses that generate two tons or more of food waste per week to reduce their food waste. Orange County is in the process of developing a program to implement that.
Bob Gray, the deputy commissioner of the county DPW’s Division of Environmental Facilities and Services, said there are two basic components to the law.
“These large generators of food scraps, they must separate and donate edible food and in addition to that, all remaining food scraps, if they are within 25 miles of an organics recycler, they need to separate and recycle it,” he said.
Orange County is in the process of creating one of those recycling facilities at its New Hampton transfer station.