Austin, Texas ordinance requires restaurants to responsibly dispose of food waste

Read the full story in Newsweek.

Texas’s capital city has implemented a new ordinance mandating “all food-permitted businesses” responsibly dispose of organic waste by donating it, composting it, sending scraps and excess to farms or developing customized solutions.

The final phase of the city’s Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO) organics diversion requirements took effect on October 1. The first URO such requirements began in 2016.

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