Introduction

Recycling and composting organics and other waste materials is good both for the environment and for business.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Massachusetts Food Association (MFA), through a Memorandum of Understanding, have partnered to establish a voluntary Supermarket Recycling Program Certification that encourages supermarkets to develop sustainable programs for recycling and reusing organics and other materials.

Participating stores not only save money, but also improve their compliance with existing Massachusetts waste disposal bans (rules that prohibit disposal of certain materials that can be recycled). MassDEP developed this page to help supermarkets establish and grow sustainable recycling programs.

Recycling & Reuse Assistance for Supermarkets