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This fall, several facilities in Massachusetts are starting to accept packaged food material for depackaging. These facilities have installed infrastructure to separate food material from its packaging allowing the wasted food to be fed into an anaerobic digester, composted, or used to produce animal feed.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) list of organizations interested in accepting packaged food material was recently updated to reflect which facilities are now processing these materials. The new depackaging sites include:

  • E.L. Harvey in Westborough
  • RecycleWorks Inc* in East Weymouth
  • Troiano Trucking in Grafton

Exeter Agri-Energy in Exeter, ME and Parallel Products* in New Bedford also continue to offer depackaging of wasted food products.

*Note: RecycleWorks Inc and Parallel Products only accept packaged materials that contain liquids.

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