Westchester County

Phosphorous Fertilizer Law

Phosphorous Fertilizer Signage

If you are an individual or a business selling fertilizer, then you must adhere to the following:

Effective Sept. 1, 2009

  • Must post sign containing the new regulations for sale and use of fertilizer and explaining the effects of phosphorous and nitrogen on water quality and Westchester County waters. Sign must be in form provided by the Department of Consumer Protection.

Effective Jan. 1, 2011

  • Cannot display for sale fertilizer containing phosphorous.
  • May post signs advising customers that fertilizer containing phosphorous is available upon request for uses permitted by law.