Following the success of the Lenox Environmental Committee’s outreach to encourage restaurants in the Town of Lenox to start diverting food scraps for composting, RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts approached the Town of Lee for a similar program. The Lee Greener Gateway Committee and RecyclingWorks reached out to a few dozen restaurants in Lee to promote diverting wasted food.
The outreach uncovered that several restaurants in town already had relationships with local farmers to feed their food scraps to animals, such as pigs. Through this coordinated effort, RecyclingWorks and the Greener Gateway Committee connected other restaurants in town to farmers and organics haulers to increase the number diverting material for animal feed or composting.
The committee also created a “Table to Farm” window decal to highlight which restaurants divert their food scraps.
Some of the participating restaurants include Chez Nous and Klara’s cookies (which send their food scrap to a compost site), as well as Fiddleheads Grille and Starving Artist Café (which send their food scraps to local farms for animal feed).
RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts assists businesses and institutions with recycling and diverting waste food from disposal. To speak to a recycling expert, call our hotline: (888) 254-5525 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.