Reduce Waste At Work
CET implements and strengthens waste reduction programs for businesses and institutions of all sizes with a proven track record of success. We can assist your business in setting up or improving existing recycling and composting programs.
Wasted Food Solutions
Our CET website, Wasted Food Solutions, gives businesses, service providers, and policy makers access to the resources they need to address one of our biggest challenges: wasted food.
- CET acts as a catalyst to accelerate the development of a vibrant marketplace to divert wasted food from the commercial and institutional sectors.
- We have been a leader in the opens in a new windowwasted food reduction and diversion movement for more than 20 years, implementing some of the first wasted food composting programs in the country, and contributing to effective public policy.
- We believe that better managing wasted food is critical in order to address climate change, feed more hungry people, and grow our economy.
If you are a city, state or federal agency, industry group or foundation, and want to tackle the issue of wasted food, please contact us!
CONTACT US about Wasted Food Solutions
Call: (888) 813-8552opens phone dialer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch this short video to learn how we approach wasted food marketplace development across the country and visit our Wasted Food Solutions website to learn more.
RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts
opens in a new windowRecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a recycling assistance program designed to help businesses and institutions maximize recycling, reuse, and composting opportunities.
RecyclingWorks is funded by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and delivered by CET with the following services:
- Direct technical assistance to help you opens in a new windowstart a recycling or composting program.
- A searchable database to opens in a new windowfind local recycling haulers and processors in your area.
- Current information on the opens in a new windowMassachusetts Waste Bans.
- Information about the most common opens in a new window recyclable and compostable materials.
- Information about the importance of opens in a new windowreusing and opens in a new windowbuying recycled materials.
- Best practices on hauler contracting, donating surplus food, reusing office furniture, and more.
- opens in a new windowEvents and workshops for education and networking with other professionals.
CONTACT US about RecyclingWorks MA:
Call: (888) 254-5525opens phone dialer Email: email@example.com
THE GREEN TEAM
opens in a new windowTHE GREEN TEAM is an interactive educational program for K-12 schools and empowers students and teachers to help the environment through waste reduction, recycling, composting, energy conservation, and pollution prevention. CET administers THE GREEN TEAM on behalf of MassDEP.
- GREEN TEAM participants receive educational tools, such as a classroom poster, lesson plans, recycling tips and suggested activities.
- Participating classes receive certificates of recognition and are eligible to win awards.
- opens in a new windowREGISTER TODAY!
CONTACT US about THE GREEN TEAM:
Call: (888) 254-5525opens phone dialer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
opens in a new windowEcoBuilding Bargains is the largest used building materials store in New England, offering incredible deals on reused and surplus materials! EcoBuilding Bargains is an enterprise of the Center for EcoTechnology.
- Located at 83 Warwick Street in Springfield, MA
- Schedule a free pick up of opens in a new windowitems to donate
- opens in a new windowShop for unique salvaged items at great prices
- EcoBuilding Bargains makes a huge environmental impact by diverting 400 tons of useful materials from landfills each year.
CONTACT US about EcoBuilding Bargains
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EcoBuilding Bargain Customer Stories
Kitchen Deconstruction Case Study
Reuse Rockstar | Spring 2018
Church Pews from EcoBuilding Bargains Given a New Life at Luthier's Coop, Easthampton
EcoBuilding Bargains | Iconica Social Club
EcoBuilding Bargains | Reuse Rockstar | Allison Wyman
EcoBuilding Bargains | Reuse RockStar | Heather Salvatore
Cassandra Doty, Cabot Pub II, Reuse Rockstar
Cassandra Doty, Cabot Pub II, Reuse Rockstar
Yankee Home Improvement Donates to EcoBuilding Bargains!
A Conversation with Customer Susan Hoadley
A Conversation with Ritch Holben | Rh Design
Narragansett Deconstruction | EcoBuilding Bargains
From Concepts to Reality, Start an Upcycled Adventure
Recycling Fluorescent Lamps & Mercury Products
Fluorescent bulbs are energy efficient, using one quarter of the energy to produce the same amount of light as an incandescent bulb, but they also contain mercury and should be handled and recycled safely. In Massachusetts, all fluorescent bulbs are required to be recycled by law. Other common mercury-containing devices include older thermostats, thermometers, and barometers.
We can help you safely dispose of your fluorescent bulbs and other mercury-containing products!
- The MassDEP has a statewide listing of locations to safely recycle these products
- For more information about the effects of mercury, safe alternatives and procedures for spills, see our handout Mercury in the Environmentopens PDF file (pdf) or this MassDEP page.
- The Thermostat Recycling Corporation offers free mercury-containing thermostat recycling, reporting, and compliance assistance.
- The Center for EcoTechnology has been helping businesses, institutions and municipalities cost effectively find proper lamp recycling options for almost a decade. We are available to help your business effectively manage these materials through support from Covanta Energy. Please contact us for assistance.
CONTACT US about recycling universal waste:
Call: (413) 586-7350 opens phone dialer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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