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The Foxborough Patch reports that MassRecycle awarded their annual Recycler of the Year in the Business category to Patriot Place. The award is given to a business that has developed and operates an outstanding recycling/waste reduction program that increases recycling and/or reduces waste generated by their business.

The award comes as a result of Patriot Place’s partnership with Waste Management, which provides waste, recycling, and organics service to the shopping center. In 2016, Patriot Place successfully diverted 660 tons of waste from landfill. Patriot Place was able to establish a composting program, a logistical challenge given that many independently operated businesses and employees comprise the large shopping center.

Patriot Place RecyclingPatriot Place will be on a panel to discuss their food recovery efforts at the WasteWise Spring Forum on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Gillette Stadium. Learn more about the full agenda and details of the WasteWise Spring Forum here.

MassRecycle also presents awards to Individuals, K-12 schools, Municipalities, Institutions/Universities, and Public Servants. The winner in the Public Servant category was John Fischer, Branch Chief for Commercial Waste Reduction and Waste Planning at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). John guides RecyclingWorks in MA and is a nationally recognized leader in waste planning and reduction.

The honor for the Institutions/Universities category went to Boston Public Market (BPM) for its innovative and extensive food donation program. RecyclingWorks worked with BPM to connect them with local food donation organizations:

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