Blog Post

An article in the Boston Globe last week featured three small green businesses in the Boston area. One of the businesses, CERO, is a cooperative organic waste-hauling service that started in conjunction with the Massachusetts commercial organics waste ban. CERO, which serves Dorchester, Roxbury and East Boston, was founded by five people from the community. The waste ban provided an opportunity for the worker-owners to create jobs for themselves through helping local businesses comply with the law. For more information about CERO, see the RecyclingWorks case study and video about CERO’s collaboration with America’s Food Basket.


RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts assists businesses and institutions with recycling and food waste reduction through composting and food donation. To speak to a recycling expert, call our hotline: (888) 254-5525 or email us at