CET provides waste reduction solutions for Connecticut businesses.

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CET provides comprehensive recycling assistance to Connecticut businesses.
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In the Greenwich Food Matters Challenge, we worked with Waste Free Greenwich to help local businesses adopt a variety of food-saving measures. This video was made possible through a contract between the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and CET.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our assistance is available at no-cost to businesses in Connecticut. The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) is under contract with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to provide this support.

Depending on the business needs, we can provide a site-visit or assistance via phone and email. This includes businesses or institutions that are subject to the Connecticut’s mandatory recycling or commercial organics recycling laws. Contact us so we can assess your specific needs today!

Contact one of our recycling experts at 888-410-3827opens phone dialer or click here. We’ll ask you about your organization, the materials you throw away, and your waste reduction or diversion goals. Depending on your needs, our customer care professionals may connect you to resources immediately or schedule a site-visit with an Environmental Specialist whenever it is most convenient for you.

During the site-visit, an Environmental Specialist will learn more about your operations and develop a list of potential solutions. They can also review your current waste removal contract to identify potential opportunities for efficiency and cost savings. After the site-visit, we will conduct research on your behalf and deliver a report with customized recommendations for your organization.

No, CET is a non-regulatory entity that helps businesses and institutions comply with the Connecticut’s mandatory recycling and commercial organics recycling laws and reduce the amount of materials going into the trash. We’re here to listen to your needs, answer questions, and help you achieve your goals.

Contact us by calling 888-410-3827opens phone dialer or emailing to be added to our listing. As the website is built, we can add you to a searchable online database. CET has decades of experience supporting the establishment and growth of service providers that are doing the hands-on work of preventing, rescuing, and diverting wasted food. Please feel free to reach out to learn more about how we can support your goals and help your customers.

The Center for EcoTechnology (CET), has over 45 years of experience helping businesses and municipalities to reduce and properly manage waste. CET has implemented business recycling programs across the North East, including the award-winning RecyclingWorks program in Massachusetts. CET looks forward to assisting your business in your waste reduction, recycling, and composting efforts.

Waste reduction activities may require a financial investment to implement, but these efforts can help organizations save money over time, improve employee job satisfaction, and respond to customer demands for sustainable practices. CET is a neutral party that can also help businesses comply with Connecticut waste laws.

There are many benefits to reducing waste. By not producing waste in the first place, or by donating surplus food and other materials to give them a second life, businesses can realize cost savings. Additionally, Connecticut is facing a waste crisis as waste-to-energy facilities are shutting down, leaving fewer locations within the state to dispose materials. Increasingly, there will be a focus on sending trash to out-of-state landfills, which will cost more money to handle. Reducing waste, reuse, and recycling can all support cost avoidances associated with these changes.

Environmental Specialists are ready to meet your business wherever you are right now and help you take the first step in reducing your environmental impact. We strive to provide unbiased, actionable, and realistic recommendations to help your organization maintain compliance with existing disposal bans and achieve any additional waste diversion goals.

We can help take your organization to the next level and will recommend unique approaches to divert even more waste from disposal. If you’re not sure, consider joining our mailing list to learn about new resources, business success stories, and upcoming events.

We know that your business needs will evolve over time. We always try to provide as much assistance as possible during our first visit and will continue to support your organization afterwards. If we cannot conduct an additional site visit, we are always happy to provide assistance over the phone and through email.

We pride ourselves in being an industry leader when it comes to preventing and diverting a wide range of materials from disposal. In addition to the more commonly recycled materials such as paper, cardboard, and containers, we have expertise in hard-to-recycle materials such as electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, pallets, and construction materials. We also specialize in all forms of food recovery, from reducing food waste and donating surplus food, to recycling food scraps through animal feed, composting, and anaerobic digestion.

Call our hotline 888-410-3827opens phone dialer or email to learn more.