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This month, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) awarded $500,000 in grants through the Recycling Business Development Grant (RBDG) program. These awards went to three companies looking to better process and manage packaged food materials.  The awardees include EL Harvey and Sons, Inc. in Westborough, CRMC Bioenergy, LLC in Mansfield, and Troiano Trucking, Inc. in Grafton.

The RBDG supports infrastructure development for difficult-to-recycle materials, such as glass, mattresses, and packaged food. This round of grants focused on projects which recover and process packaged food material. The grants fund the following projects:

  • CRMC Bioenergy, LLC will use the grant, in part, to purchase de-packaging equipment.
  • EL Harvey and Sons, Inc. will purchase a vertical silo tank to use in conjunction with their de-packaging equipment. The tank will store processed organics which will feed an anaerobic digester.
  • Troiano Trucking, Inc. will purchase a Scott Turbo Separator to process packaged or contaminated bulk organics into high-quality animal feed.

MassDEP also updated the list of organizations accepting and processing packaged food material.

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