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Food waste reduction documents for businesses

Businesses and institutions can play a leading role in our city’s journey to zero waste. To do this, they must take steps to reduce wasted food created by guests and staff. The Office of Sustainability provides food waste reduction resources, including:

  • Policies and regulations related to disposing of wasted food.
  • City programs that help reduce waste.

The documents on this page include guidance about how to prevent and manage food waste at your business, in compliance with local ordinances and regulations.

Name Description Released Format
Food waste management for commercial properties – Two-pager PDF A comprehensive guide for Philadelphia businesses describing how to reduce, donate, and dispose of grindable food waste. August 11, 2021
Food waste management for commercial properties – Palm card PDF A quick-reference guide for Philadelphia businesses describing how to reduce, donate, and dispose of food waste. August 11, 2021
Zero Waste Guide for foodservice establishments PDF How to implement zero waste practices at a restaurant or foodservice establishment, in compliance with City health codes and regulations. August 25, 2021

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