New Jersey

New Jersey2018-02-28T16:51:43+00:00

We can help you take the next step!

New Jersey is working on several legislative wasted food-related initiatives. CET sees an opportunity to leverage its work in Philadelphia to support potential growth of an interstate wasted food marketplace, and is excited to contribute to the diversion of wasted food in New Jersey. To learn more or to request assistance, contact CET today at 888-813-8552 or e-mail

Helpful New Jersey Wasted Food Resources

  • Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
    • The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (Public Law 104-210) protects donors from liability when donating to nonprofit organizations and protects donors from civil and criminal liability should the product, donated in good faith, later cause harm to the needy recipient.

New Jersey Legal/Regulatory Requirements

  • Proposed legislation states: Starting January 1, 2019, Bill S-771 will require every large food waste generator that produces an average projected volume of 104 or more tons of food waste per year, located within 25 miles of an authorized food waste recycling facility, to separate that food waste and send it to an authorized food waste recycling facility.


For more information regarding food waste estimates, source separation guidance, and how to start a food donation program, open CET’s Toolbox.


Contact CET to learn more about food recovery and waste diversion opportunities for your business, institution, customers, or association members: