FOOD WASTE & CompostABLE

 

 

We are one of the only vendors in the Greater Boston Area that can pick up your food scraps – no matter how much you generate!

We have provided food waste collection since 2007. We are working with a range of businesses and institutions to provide food scrap collections, and help them comply with the 2014 Massachusetts DEP Organics Waste Ban.

As of January 2018 food scraps and a tolerant mix of compostable service ware are accepted in the organics recycling program we provide.

  

Accepted Food Waste and Compostable Products

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat, poultry and fish scraps (including bones and fat trimmings)
  • Dairy products (cheese, butter milk, etc.)
  • Eggshells
  • Pasta, rice, beans and other grains
  • Coffee grounds and paper filters
  • Soiled tea bags
  • Jellies and sauces
  • Fats, oil and food based greases
  • Spoiled food
  • Paper towels, napkins and muffin papers
  • Plant trimmings

Specially Designed Compostable Products – BPI Certified Only

  • BPI Certified Compostable service ware
  • #7 PLA Drink Cups
  • BPI Certified compostable plastic utensils
  • BPI Certified compostable plastic Bags

NOT Accepted Non-Compostable Products

  • NO Waxed cardboard
  • NO Yard waste, branches or tree trimmings
  • NO Foil candy wrappers
  • NO Butter wrappers
  • NO Plastic-coated disposable paper products, such as coffee cups, plates, bowls, frozen food boxes, etc.
  • NO Plastic cups, lids, straws or tableware
  • NO Rubber or latex gloves and bandages
  • NO Styrofoam or packing peanuts
  • NO Twist ties, twine, and rubber bands
  • NO Plastic strapping
  • NO Hazardous wastes, chemicals, medicines