The URO Organics Diversion requirements affect the largest food service businesses (over 15,000 square feet) beginning October 1, 2016 and phase in over three years. All Austin businesses with food permits will be affected by these requirements on October 1, 2018.
The intent is that employees and tenants have access to food scrap diversion program (e.g. donation, food to farms or composting) and does not require (but, does encourage) diversion of post-consumer food scraps. Minimum requirements include: