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Hennepin County, Minn., Food Waste Mandate to Begin in 2020

Businesses that produce more than a ton of trash per week must be compliant by January 1, 2020.

As part of a new ordinance in Hennepin County, Minn., thousands of businesses that produce more than 1 ton of trash every week will be mandated to begin composting and recycling their food waste by 2020.

Businesses must be compliant by January 1, 2020, as health inspectors and other county officials will begin enforcing the ordinance next year. Over time, businesses found not in compliance could be fined.  

CBS Minnesota has more information:

Thousands of businesses in the metro will soon be forced to start composting and recycling their food waste. It’s part of a new ordinance Hennepin County created for businesses producing more than a ton of trash every week.

The businesses that will be impacted by this composting mandate are some of the biggest food waste producers out there– restaurants, grocery stores and big hotels like the Hilton downtown– where thousands of meals can be produced on any given day.

Read the full article here.

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