SMM Web Academy Webinar Series:
Building Collection Infrastructure for Composting:
Success in the Greater Worcester, Massachusetts Area
In this session, we will learn about EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC) and success stories from our partners.
The webinar will feature the project team that initiated the collection infrastructure to bring commercial hauling of source separated organics to a composting facility in the Worcester, Massachusetts area. The city has a population of 181,045 and is home to 10 colleges and universities and a major medical center and teaching hospital. The team worked together to address the need for source separated organics hauling and E.L Harvey now provides that service to Big Y's Worcester area stores as well as other local businesses and institutions.
- Center for EcoTechnology(CET), a non-profit environmental organization providing environmental education and technical assistance to businesses
- Big Y Supermarket a privately owned 60 store Supermarket chain in Massachusetts and Connecticut
- EL Harvey Inc., a full service waste hauling, transfer, and scrap recycling operation
Sean Pontani, Green Business Support Manager, Center for EcoTechnology (CET), Northampton, MA
Sandy Giancola, Preventive Maintenance Manager, Big Y Foods, Inc. Springfield, MA
The Generator (PDF) (14 pp, 540 KB)
Paul Degnan, Materials Marketing & Sourcing Manager for E. L. Harvey & Sons, Inc. Westboro, MA
Building Organics Collection - The Hauler Perspective (PDF) (18 pp, 2.2 MB)