In 2014, the MassDEP banned over 1,700 businesses in the state from combining their organic waste with their regular trash. Most companies that are affected don’t know it yet, and in 2015 the MassDEP handed out over $250,000 in direct fines to noncompliant businesses. Yikes. You can find out if your business is affected by the ban for free. Just take the 30 second online assessment.