Properties will be phased in over time. By Oct. 1, 2017, all commercial properties and multifamily properties with 5 or more units will be required to ensure convenient and compliant recycling services are available to tenants and employees. Businesses with food service permits will be required to implement an Organics Diversion program, starting with businesses larger than 15,000 square feet on Oct. 1, 2016. All businesses with food service permits will be required to divert food scraps by Oct. 1, 2018. More information available here.