About the Food Waste Fair

Food Waste Fair 2019 is an interactive experience connecting the hospitality industry in NYC with the resources and knowledge they need to get to zero food waste.

Pairing an expo-style event with panels, interactive workshops, and live demonstrations, the NYC Food Waste Fair equips businesses with the tools and connections to reduce waste, lower costs and avoid fines, and helped catalyze a growing industry.

Prevent  Manage your food as you are using it so you prevent waste from occurring

Prevent

Manage your food as you are using it so you prevent waste from occurring

Recover  Save your unwanted food scraps to be sent to others in need

Recover

Save your unwanted food scraps to be sent to others in need

Recycle  Turn your food waste into healthy soil or energy

Recycle

Turn your food waste into healthy soil or energy

 

Event Organizers

Foundation for New York's Strongest

The Foundation for New York’s Strongest, Inc. is the official nonprofit organization of the New York City Department of Sanitation. Supported by private funding and in-kind donations, the Foundation leverages non-traditional strategies to promote sustainability and advance the essential services Sanitation employees provide by:

  • Emphasizing New York’s Strongest as one of the City’s emergency responders and highlighting their critical, daily service;

  • Forging partnerships with private-sector organizations to move New York City toward sending zero waste to landfills by 2030; and

  • Working to establish an educational museum dedicated to DSNY’s rich history, current operations and vibrant future


NYC Department of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) keeps New York City healthy, safe and clean by collecting, recycling and disposing of waste, cleaning streets and vacant lots, and clearing snow and ice. DSNY is also leading the City of New York’s initiative to send zero waste to landfills by 2030 (“0x30”). As part of that effort, DSNY is expanding NYC Organics, a program for residential food and yard waste diversion that will be Citywide by 2018; and is also implementing NYC’s commercial organics mandate. Learn about 0x30, organics and more at nyc.gov/dsny.