Recycling and composting organics and other waste materials is good both for the environment and for business. It not helps grocery stores both save money and improve their compliance with Massachusetts waste disposal bans (rules that prohibit disposal of certain materials that can easily be recycled). MassDEP developed this page to help supermarkets establish and grow sustainable recycling programs.

Supermarket Recycling Program Certification

As of April 2016, MassDEP is phasing out Supermarket Recycling Program Certification (SRPC). The agency no longer grants or renews certificates for this program, but will honor the SRPC status of currently participating supermarkets through the end of their certification periods. MassDEP continues to provide assistance to supermarkets through the RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts program. For more information or to request help, call 1-888-254-5525 or email

Recycling & Reuse Assistance for Supermarkets