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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 wasted 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) 813-8552   Email:  wastedfood@cetonline.org

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts

RecyclingWorks 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:

CONTACT US about RecyclingWorks MA:

Call: (888) 254-5525   Email:  info@recyclingworksma.com


THE 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.


Call: (888) 254-5525   Email:  recycle@thegreenteam.org

EcoBuilding Bargains

EcoBuilding 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 items to donate
  • Shop 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
Call: (413) 788-6900   Email:  ecobuildingbargains@cetonline.org

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 Environment (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   Email:  cet@cetonline.org