Food Recovery

Businesses that are classified as edible food generators must arrange to recover edible food that would otherwise go to landfills through an agreement with a food recovery organization.

The following "Tier 1" businesses must arrange for edible food recovery starting January 1, 2022:

  • Supermarkets
  • Grocery stores of 10,000+ square feet
  • Food service providers
  • Food distributors
  • Wholesale food vendors

The following "Tier 2" businesses must arrange for edible food recovery starting January 1, 2024:

  • Restaurants of 5,000+ square feet or 250+ seats
  • Hotels with an on-site food facility and 200+ rooms
  • Health facilities with an on-site food facility and 100+ beds
  • Venues and events with 2,000+ people
  • Schools and colleges with an on-site food facility
  • State agency cafeterias of 5,000+ square feet or 250+ seats