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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

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CET is deeply knowledgeable about the marketplace and helps food businesses work across the EPA food recovery hierarchy to identify prevention, recovery, and diversion solutions, seamlessly integrating them into existing operations. CET conducts an on-site or virtual meeting to learn more about a business and its unique needs, then provides a customized report with recommendations, all at no cost to the business or institution.

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  • 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.

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.

Massachusetts State Waste Programs

RecyclingWorks and THE GREEN TEAM  are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and administered by CET.

Connecticut Waste Assistance

CET has helped many businesses and institutions in Connecticut learn more about food recovery and wasted food diversion opportunities. When it comes to preventing and diverting a wide range of materials from disposal, we can offer no-cost support! We help a range of businesses, from those that are just getting started to those who want to take their existing efforts to the next level.

Whether you’re looking to reduce wasted food, or just your waste in general, we can help.

New York Waste Assistance

Rethink Food Waste NY provides food waste solutions for New York businesses, municipalities, organic recyclers, food relief organizations, and others. We offer no-cost consultations with food waste experts, customized recommendations for your organization, and continued free support through the implementation process.

Whether you’re looking to reduce wasted food, or just your waste in general, we can help.

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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 and makes a huge environmental impact by diverting 400 tons of useful materials from landfills each year.

DONATE: Schedule a free pick up of your items to donate

opens in a new windowSHOP: Find unique salvaged items at great prices, shipped right to your door!

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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.

Call: (413) 586-7350 opens phone dialer  Email:  cet@cetonline.org