15-second recap: New York City Mayor Eric Adams expanded on the city’s recently introduced trash setout laws. The new trash containerization rules affect restaurants and require the secure containerization of food related trash. They take effect on July 30, 2023.
Over the last week, New York restaurant owners have been googling expressions like restaurant trash rules NYC, and containerization requirements for NYC restaurants. That’s because beginning July 30, a new trash rule affecting New York businesses that serve food – including restaurants, grocery stores, and bodegas – will require the containerization of food related trash.
The new restaurant laws are part of the city’s war on rats and will affect businesses beyond eateries. Restaurant associations, private haulers and even co-op and condo boards renting commercial space to food related businesses will be impacted by the laws meant to banish rat-friendly plastic garbage bags.
As per Mayor Adams and Commissioner Tisch’s joint statement:
While trash containerization is a new concept for many restaurants and food-based businesses in and around New York, at CITIBIN we’ve been working in the industry for over 12 years. In fact, CITIBIN has a strong history working with the city on municipal trash enclosures and currently has our beautifully designed trash bins in over 60 locations around New York City, including 20 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), across all 5 Boros. And that doesn't count the 3000 bins around NYC for residential customers.
CITIBINS banish rats all over the city including Lincoln Center, Corona Plaza, Bronx 3rd Avenue, Union Square, Noho, and Wall Street. And we’ve toughed it out for over a year in Times Square. “Of all the places in the world, Times Square might be the most punishing or aggressive on trash containers, which is the ultimate proof of durability,” said CITIBIN CEO Liz Picarazzi. As the founder of a woman-owned business, she added “If you can make it in Times Square, you can make it anywhere.”
Some people are concerned with the aesthetic impacts of the new trash rules. In an article on Crain’s New York Business titled City requires food-related businesses to store trash in containers, Andrew Rigie, head of New York City Hospitality Alliance, expressed concern that permanent containers on the sidewalk could serve as “ugly obstructions.” But that’s not the case with CITIBIN which focuses on both functionality and a sleek design aesthetic. In fact, CITIBINs come in multiple sizes and styles and can be highly customized (including room for flowers or shrubs) or wrapped with a restaurant’s logo.
The NYC Department of Sanitation has used CITIBIN as the vendor for every single Clean Curbs installation in all five boroughs. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by NYC’s new restaurant containerization laws andthe extensive application process for permits, we’d like to help. CITIBIN has already taken 60 locations through the Clean Curbs process, and we’d love to work with you.
Call us to discuss a new solution for your food-related business. CITIBIN creates customized trash management solutions for restaurants, supermarkets, hotels and groceries and we’d love to design one for your business. We can look at your property on Google Earth to see whether or where containers can be placed. There are options!
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