Transporting residential and institutional waste (including food scraps) is exempt from NYSDEC transporter regulations (364-2.1(b)(1)). In addition, regulated waste (commercial or industrial waste) is exempt in quantities less than or equal to 2,000 pounds in a single shipment (364-2.1(b)(5)).If a transporter is hauling over one ton of commercial waste (which includes food scraps from a restaurant or grocery store), the transporter must register the vehicle with NYSDEC (364-3.1(c)). For more information visit