Food Rescue

In the United States, 30-40% of food supply is wasted. That’s 20 pounds of food per person per month. Waste management is a huge issue, but there are local companies dedicated to reducing our food consumption waste.

Food Waste

Bootstrap Compost

Composting, Organic Feritilizer

Bootstrap Compost is Greater Boston's premier year-round residential and commercial food scrap pickup service. Partnering with local farms, Bootstrap diverts thousands of pounds of organic material from landfills every week. As a result, we are harnessing the potential of organic refuse to redefine and empower a local food community. Our farms benefit from our compost in the production of crops while each Bootstrap subscriber receives a portion of cured compost for their own gardening projects. We consider it thoughtful, sustainable, and community-engineered composting.

CERO (Cooperative Energy, Recycling and Organics)

Source Separation, Compost, Recycling, Waste Removal

CERO - your zero waste recycling and composting company will partner with you to meet your needs. Zero waste services and community collaboration toward an abundant green future.


Compost, Mulch, Argiculture/Compost Design and Construction

City Soil develops projects ranging from centralized in-vessel commercial composting and anaerobic digestion facilities to decentralized compost operations serving community gardens, farms, schools and and residential backyards. City Soil has pioneered the design and construction of educational outdoor classrooms, greenhouses, living roofs and growing systems with many leading nonprofits and environmental organizations.

The Compost Plant

High-Volume Food Waste Collection

In 2014, The Compost Plant will be launching a pilot collection service for restaurants and other high-volume food waste producers with an aerated static pile system for processing food waste.

If you are a commercial business interested in working with The Compost Plan during its pilot phase, please let us know!

Food for Free

Food Rescue

Food for Free in Cambridge, MA rescues and redistributes food waste to local
food pantries and anti-hunger organizations. The organization provides direct
home deliveries to clients and partners with Lindentree Farm to produce
nutrient-dense donated-food.

Three Squares New England

Food Security
Awareness Campaign

Three Squares New England is a non-profit organization focused on reducing food insecurity by providing fundraising and awareness for hunger-relief agencies.

Renewable Waste Solutions

Full Service Waste Management

As an organic source separation of the waste stream is mandated and implemented for July 2014, RWS continues to work to develop tailor-made strategies that both ensure our customers' compliance with all state and local waste ordinances and help them in doing their individual part to improve our environment, all while maintaining a keen eye on the bottom line.

Spoiler Alert

Food Repurposing

Spoiler Alert is an online donation platform and secondary market for surplus food. They help food businesses and farms sell and donate unsold food inventory, ugly but lovely produce, and near-code product.

Food Link

Food Rescue

Food Link is a community organization that rescues fresh food, alleviates hunger, and contributes to environmental sustainability. The organization is based in Arlington, MA, and serves 11 local communities.


Boston Area Gleaners

Food Rescue

The Boston Area Gleaners, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. They deliver high quality, local produce to those who have limited food budgets by working closely with local farmers and providing volunteer labor to harvest what they would otherwise plow under.


Disposables Alternative - Beverage Container Lids

CUPPOW began as our solution for easier drinking from a canning jar. The canning jar already makes an awesome platform for a travel mug: it’s easy to clean, made of heat-resistant glass, cheap, durable, and when sealed it doesn’t leak. The only problem is that with their large openings, canning jars are not great for spill-free sipping while on the move. So we adapted it - made new lids that lets us drink like a boss from virtually any wide or regular mouth canning jar. It’s a simple eco-friendly alternative to poor-performing and messy disposable hot cups, and over-built and expensive travel mugs.

The Daily Table

Food Rescue

Daily Table is an innovative retail approach to providing affordable wholesome food to the economically disadvantaged and underserved in our inner cities to help solve the social challenge of hunger and obesity in America.

Save That Stuff

Compost, Recycling, Trash Removal

We are a company that prioritizes saving our customers TIME and MONEY, along with what they throw away. Want to see how we can do this for your business? Get in touch with us today. We help over three thousand New England businesses and institutions safely and efficiently dispose of a wide range of recoverable materials otherwise destined for the dumpster.

Greenbean Recycle

Recycling Machines

Greenbean Recycle is a software technology company that aims to increase recycling by incorporating real time analytics, social media, and gaming into its groundbreaking reverse vending machine and web app process.

Greenbean allows users to create teams and recycle against each other, participate in recycling challenges and compare each other's or their communities impact with each other in real time.

Recycling Works Massachusetts

Recycling Assistance

Does your business need help recycling? RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a recycling assistance program that helps businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse, and food waste diversion opportunities.

The goal of this resource is for it to be helpful for a range of participants in the local food system. We want to hear from you!

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