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Solid Waste & Recycling Newsletter

COVID-19 and Waste Management in NYS

As identified in the Guidance on Executive Order 202.6, essential business or entities that are not required to reduce in-person workforce by 100 percent include "trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal services." The exclusion includes collection, transportation, processing and disposal activities for any solid wastes, regulated medical waste, hazardous wastes, radioactive wastes and other associated waste categories. This also includes all recyclables including redemption of bottle bill containers. Visit our website for more information on DEC guidance for COVID-19 and waste management.

The United States Composting Council (USCC) also has the following resources available:

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