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This summer, RecyclingWorks staff helped the Wilco Solid Sound Festival establish a compost and recycling collection program. Every two years the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) hosts this music and arts festival. The event draws over 8,000 visitors and has more than a dozen food and drink vendors. Over the course of this three-day event, more than two tons of mixed containers, paper, and food waste were diverted from disposal. Republic Services hauled the recycling and TAM Waste Management from Rutland, VT hauled the compostable waste.

One-time events that dispose of more than one ton of organic waste are subject to the Massachusetts Commercial Organic Materials Waste Ban. RecyclingWorks offers tips for recycling & composting at special events.

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a recycling assistance program for businesses and institutions. If you need assistance with setting up a composting or recycling program for a special event, call our hotline: (888) 254-5525 or email us at