Program Overview

Supermarket Recycling Program Certification (SRPC) is a voluntary Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) program aimed at encouraging individual supermarkets and the industry as a whole to throw away less while recycling and composting more.

Under the program, waste loads from supermarkets with SRPC status are exempt from routine comprehensive inspections at solid waste disposal and transfer facilities for the presence of paper (including cardboard), glass, metal and plastic containers, and leaves and yard waste. This exemption applies only to individual supermarket locations and is valid for a period of two years. If 80 percent or more of the Massachusetts stores owned and operated by a particular company achieve and maintain SRPC status, that chain receives a company-wide certification.

Supermarket chains and Individual supermarkets that have achieved SRPC status are listed below alphabetically, by chain or by community for individual store locations. MassDEP will continue to review and approve new applications from supermarkets and update the lists below. For more information about SRPC, please visit the Supermarket Recycling Page.

Big E Supermarkets

The following individual Big E Supermarkets store has obtained Supermarket Recycling Program Certification (SRPC):

  • 11 Union Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

Big Y Foods, Inc.

Big Y has received a company-wide Supermarket Recycling Program Certification (SRPC) that covers all of its Massachusetts stores.

Geissler's Supermarkets

The following individual Geissler’s Supermarket store has obtained Supermarket Recycling Program Certification (SRPC):

  • 830 Suffield Street, Agawam, MA 01001

Hannaford Bros. Co.

Hannaford Bros. has received a company-wide Supermarket Recycling Program Certification (SRPC) that covers all of its Massachusetts stores.

Roche Bros.

Roche Bros. has received a company-wide Supermarket Recycling Program Certification (SRPC) that covers all of its Massachusetts stores.

Shaw's Supermarkets

Shaw's Supermarkets has received a company-wide Supermarket Recycling Program Certification (SRPC) that covers all of its Massachusetts stores.

Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. has received a company-wide Supermarket Recycling Program Certification (SRPC) that covers all of its Massachusetts stores.

Walmart Supercenter

The following Walmart Supercenter stores in Massachusetts have obtained Supermarket Recycling Program Certification (SRPC):

  • 591 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA 01020
  • 20 Soojians Drive, Leicester, MA 01524
  • 11 Jungle Road, Leominster, MA 01453
  • 36 Paramount Drive, Raynham, MA 02767
  • 352 Palmer Road, Ware, MA 01082

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market has received a company-wide Supermarket Recycling Program Certification (SRPC) that covers all of its Massachusetts stores.