3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Mill 180 Park
180 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA, 01027

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Register now! RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts, Associated Industries of Massachusetts, and the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts are co-hosting a symposium on food recovery across the EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy. Learn how to decide whether source reduction, food donation, animal feed, anaerobic digestion, and/or composting might be a good match for your business.

3:00 – 3:15 Registration & Meet and Greet

3:15 – 3:30 Welcome, RecyclingWorks, and MassDEP Updates
                       Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Bob Rio
                       RecyclingWorks in MA, Emily Fabel
                       MassDEP, John Fischer

3:30 – 3:50  Food Recovery at UMass Amherst
                       University of Massachusetts, Garett DiStefano

3:50 – 4:40  Food Recovery Panel             
                       Stop & Shop, Roger Beliveau
                       Log Cabin Restaurant, Peter Rosskothen
                       River Valley Market, Rochelle Prunty
                       Brew Practitioners, Joe Eckler

4:40 – 5:00  Q & A

5:00 – 6:00  Networking Cocktail Hour

Attendees will hear success stories from The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Stop & Shop, Log Cabin Restaurant, River Valley Market, and Brew Practitioners about diverting food scraps and surplus prepared food from disposal. Online registration is closed, but registration will be open at the door.