Food Composting - Facts, Haulers, Processors

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Facts

  • Yard waste, leaves, wood, food, paper, and paperboard, all of which is compostable, makes up 70% of municipal solid waste.
  • Currently Only 5%-10% of organic waste is composted.
  • Almost any business can successfully reduce organic waste. Businesses with record-setting food diversion programs are recovering 50% to 100% of their food discards and reducing their overall solid waste by 33% to 85%.

Haulers who can service Central Mass

Browning Ferris Industries (BFI)
Contact: Ph – (800) 224-6234 Region: W, C
Description: Picks up food waste and other organics in compactors and roll-offs from high volume generators. The organic waste is then brought to a DEP approved composting facility.

C. B. Trucking Medway, MA
Contact: Ph – (508) 533-7760 Region: C, E
Description: Provides residential pickup in Needham, but will pickup food waste from small to large generators of this waste. All food waste is brought to licensed pig farmers. Primarily serves Needham and Wellesley residents and businesses, and other nearby areas in Eastern Massachusetts.

E.L. Harvey & Sons Westborough, MA
Contact: Ph - (800) 321-3002 Region: E, SE, NE, C, W
Description: Picks up food waste and yard waste in compactors and roll-offs with a 15 cubic yard minimum from high volume generators. The organic waste is then brought to a DEP approved composting facility.

National Waste Systems
Contact: Ph – (800) 437-0766 Region: E, SE, NE, C, W
Description: Picks up food waste and other organics in compactors and roll-offs from high volume generators. The organic waste is then brought to a DEP approved composting facility.

Troiano Trucking
Contact: Ph – (508) 839-1300 Region: All New England
Description: Picks up food bi-products to be made into animal feed including sugars, grains, cereals, cookies, crackers, and other organics in compactors and roll-offs from high volume generators. The organic waste is then brought to a DEP approved composting facility.

Waste Management
Contact: Ph – (509) 835-6001 Region: E, SE, C
Description: Picks up food waste and other organics in compactors and roll-offs from high volume generators. The organic waste is then brought to a DEP approved composting facility.

Processors that can service Central mass communities

The following is a list of licensed food residuals feeders in the state. Licensed food waste feeders have obtained a permit from the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture to collect food residuals, cook it, and feed it to their livestock. These farming institutions will pick-up or accept delivery of food waste, including meat products, to be cooked and fed to their livestock.

Plante Brothers 110 Oak Street, Norton, MA
Contact: Brian Plante (508) 285-6821 Region: SE, C
Description: Picks up food waste, including meat products. Generator must provide drums for food waste collection.

Shaw’s Pig Farm Nashua, NH
Contact: Chris Shaw (603) 878-3448 Region: NE, E
Description: Picks up food waste, including meat products. Generator must provide drums for food waste collection.

Starretts Farm 18 Pleasant Street, Mendon, MA
Contact: Paul Starrett (508) 473-5622 Region: E, C
Description: Picks up food waste, including meat products. Generator must provide drums for food waste collection.

Compost

Bedminster Marlborough Marlborough, MA
Contact: Bob Spencer (508)480-9922
Description: Process the food with in its Co-Composting facility