As of August 1, 2017, business recycling rules are being enforced. Since 1992, all businesses in NYC have been required to separate recyclables from garbage. In 2016, DSNY simplified the business recycling rules to increase commercial recycling. These new rules require all businesses in NYC to recycle metal; glass bottles and jars; rigid plastics; beverage cartons; and paper and cardboard. Interested parties can sign up for a free training, watch a webinar and download signs and education materials at on.nyc.gov/zerowaste-business-resources.