TC Legislature Backs State Food Rescue and Recycling Legislation

By unanimous vote, the County Legislature went on record in support of legislation proposed by Governor Cuomo to require large-scale generators of food waste to donate and recycle excess food, in line with the federal Good Samaritan Food Donation Act. The resolution notes that the proposed legislation is consistent with County values and practices, where the County’s Department of Recycling and Materials Management already operates and is expanding programs to reduce and recycle food waste, and the non-profit Friendship Donations Network re-routes nearly half-a-million pounds of food each year to feed people in need.