WastewiseWasteWise is a voluntary program – sponsored nationally by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in Massachusetts by the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) – designed to help private and public organizations work toward reductions in solid waste and select non-hazardous industrial wastes. By participating in WasteWise, organizations not only improve their bottom line, but also the environment. There is no fee for WasteWise membership, and any organization may join.

WasteWise is a flexible program that allows member organizations to set their own goals, design their own programs, and implement their own strategies to reduce waste – all in ways that are tailored to their specific needs. Members can report waste and recycling tonnage data to the WasteWise tracking system, which will provide a customized report showing the environmental benefits of your programs. By joining WasteWise, you will be enrolled in both the national and state programs.

By joining WasteWise, your organization can:

  • Participate in twice yearly forums on waste reduction and recycling
  • Gain public recognition for successful waste reduction efforts
  • Network with other WasteWise member organizations
  • Use the Massachusetts WasteWise logo to promote environmental efforts
  • Receive technical assistance to implement its WasteWise strategies

To learn more about the national WasteWise program or to join WasteWise, please contact Janet Bowen 617-918-1795 or bowen.janet@epamail.epa.gov or visit the EPA’s website.  By registering you will also be enrolled in the Massachusetts WasteWise program.

If you are interested in registering your business or institution in the Massachusetts WasteWise Program only, please download and complete the below form and follow the included instructions.  For further information about Massachusetts WasteWise, feel free to contact the RecyclingWorks hotline at (888) 254-5525, or by email at info@recyclingworksma.com.

The Food Recovery Challenge asks participants to make efforts to reduce the amount of food waste they produce, reducing their expenses and greenhouse gas emissions while helping the community. Read about success stories from the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge.

Current WasteWise Forums

List of Past WasteWise Forums

Mass WasteWise Registration Form

List of Massachusetts WasteWise Award Winners

List of Current Massachusetts WasteWise members

Massachusetts Current WasteWise Forums

Stay tuned for more information about the next WasteWise Forum.

Massachusetts WasteWise Program List of Past Forums

  • Spring 2019 – WasteWise Forum

  • Fall 2018 – WasteWise Forum
    • RecyclingWorks in MA Updates, Lauren Potter, Program Lead
    • MassDEP Updates – Brooke Nash, Branch Chief – Municipal Waste Reduction Program
    • Single Stream Recycling 
    • Collecting Source Separated Materials

  • Spring 2018 – WasteWise Forum
    • College of the Holy Cross, John Cannon, Director of Facilities Operations
    • US EPA Updates and Awards, Janet Bowen, EPA Region 1 WasteWise coordinator
    • RecyclingWorks in MA Updates, Lorenzo Macaluso, Director of Client Services
    • MassDEP Updates – John Fischer, Branch Chief, Commercial Waste Reduction and Waste Planning
    • Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Panel Discussion and Q&A
        • MassDEP, John Fischer, Moderator, Branch Chief, Commercial Waste Reduction and Waste Planning
        • Casella Waste Systems, Abbie Webb, Sustainability Manager
        • Waste Management, Chris Lucarelle, Area Director Recycling Operations
        • E.L. Harvey & Sons, Ben Harvey, President

    • Corporate/Institutional Office Furniture and Equipment Reuse BMP Development
      RecyclingWorks in MA, Emily Fabel
    • Furniture & Office Equipment Reuse at the College of the Holy Cross
      The College of the Holy Cross, Joan Anderson
  •   Spring 2017 – WasteWise Forum
    • MassDEP Updates – John Fischer, Branch Chief, Commercial Waste Reduction and Waste Planning
    • U.S. EPA Updates – Christine Beling, Project Engineer
    • Panel on Diversion Across the EPA Food Recovery Hierarchy:
      • Gillette Stadium – Bronson Green, Site Operations Manager
      • Whole Foods – Karen Franczyk, Green Mission Coordinator for the North Atlantic Region
      • UMass Dartmouth – Jamieson Jacquart, Assistant Director for Campus Sustainability and Residential Initiatives
      • Patriot Place – Christopher Wheeler, Operations Manager
    • Cost Presentation, Discussion, and Q&A – Heather Billings, Environmental Specialist, RecyclingWorks in MA. See related Food Recovery Cost Considerations Handout for more information.
    • Gillette Stadium Waste Diversion Initiatives – Jason Stone, Senior Director of Operations

Massachusetts WasteWise Program Award Winners

November 2017

      • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:  Non-profit Organization, Partner of the Year
      • Big Y World Class Markets: Regional WasteWise Achievement Certificate
      • Central Mass Mosquito Control: Regional WasteWise Achievement Certificate
      • UMass Memorial Health Care: Regional WasteWise Achievement Certificate

November 2014

      • Clark University: College/University, Honorable Mention

November 2013

      • Dana–Farber Cancer Institute: Non-Profit Organization, Partner of the Year

November 2012

      • The Boston Red Sox: Award Recipient
      • TD Garden: Award Recipient
      • The Colonnade Hotel: Award Recipient

November 2010

      • E.L. Harvey & Sons: Endorser of the Year Award

June 2010

      • Towns of Hamilton & Wenham:  Leaders in Innovation Award
      • Suffolk University:  Partner of the Year Award

December 2009

      • Center for EcoTechnology: Endorser of the Year Award

November 2008

      • Millipore Corporation: Partner of the Year Award
      • Seaport Hotel: Leader in Innovation Award

November 2007

      • Staples Inc.: Leadership Award
      • Whole Foods Market: Leadership Award

November 2006

      • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority: Leadership Award

November 2005

      • Lemuel Shattuck Hospital: Leadership Award
      • Raytheon Company: Leadership Award

October 2004

      • Big Y Foods: Supermarket Recycling Leadership Award
      • Hannaford Bros.: Supermarket Recycling Leadership Award
      • Roche Bros.:  Supermarket Recycling Leadership Award
      • Shaw’s Supermarkets: Supermarket Recycling Leadership Award
      • Stop & Shop:  Supermarket Recycling Leadership Award
      • Whole Foods: Supermarket Recycling Leadership Award

June 2004

      • Consigli Construction Co.: Construction Recycling Leadership Award


Massachusetts WasteWise Partners:

      • A Better City
      • A&R Food Service Corporation
      • ACCION International
      • AMP Agency
      • Applied Materials Varian Semiconductor Equipment
      • Applus Technologies
      • Aramark – Brandeis University
      • Arnold Worldwide
      • Assumption College Dining Services
      • Atlas Watersystems, Inc.
      • Babel’s Paint & Decorating
      • Baystate Medical Center
      • Bentley University
      • Berkshire Medical Center
      • Berluti & McLaughlin, LLC
      • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
      • Big Y Foods, Inc.
      • Biogen Idec
      • Blue Man Group – Boston
      • Boston College
      • Boston Green Tourism
      • Boston Medical Center
      • Boston Organics
      • Boston Red Sox
      • Boston University
      • Brandeis University
      • Camp Ramah New England
      • Campus Sustainability Initiative – University of Massachusetts – Amherst
      • Cape Cod Hospital
      • Capital Paper Recycling
      • Cartridge World Bedford
      • CB Richard Ellis-Whittier Partners
      • CCA
      • CDM Smith
      • Center for EcoTechnology, Inc.
      • Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project
      • Citi Performing Arts Center
      • City of Easthampton
      • City of Lowell
      • City of Newburyport
      • Clark University
      • Clean Green Solutions, LLC
      • College of the Holy Cross
      • Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Bureau of State Office Buildings
      • Commonwealth Recycle
      • Consigli Construction Co, Inc.
      • Cooley Dickinson Hospital
      • Corporate Chefs, Inc.
      • Crosby’s Markets
      • CRI of New England
      • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
      • Dean College
      • Devens Eco-Efficiency Center, EcoStar
      • Discover Marble & Granite
      • Dollars & Sense
      • Dunkin’ Brands, Inc.
      • Dymaxaeon Sustainable Design and Consulting
      • Earthwatch Institute
      • E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.
      • E.O.M.S. Recycling, Inc.
      • ECO MV
      • EduComp
      • EMC Corporation
      • Emerald Square Mall
      • Energia, LLC
      • Entegris, Inc.
      • Epilepsy Foundation New England Donation Center
      • ESE Solutions LLC
      • Fairview Hospital
      • Falmouth Chamber of Commerce
      • Favor Creative
      • Gannet Fleming, Inc.
      • Gentle Giant Moving Company
      • Genzyme Corporation
      • greenGoat
      • Groundscapes Express, Inc.
      • Gruenewald Manufacturing Company, Inc.
      • Hallsmith Sysco
      • HAP Housing
      • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
      • Harvard University
      • Heywood Memorial Hospital
      • HMEA
      • Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center
      • Home Market Foods
      • Hyannis Country Garden Inc.
      • Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
      • Hyde Manufacturing Company Inc.
      • General Air Conditioning and Heating
      • Imagitas – A Pitney Bowes Company
      • Internal Revenue Service – Andover
      • International Medical Equipment
      • John Snow, Inc. / World Education Inc.
      • Karl Storz
      • Kettle Cuisine
      • L.P. Adams Co
      • Lathrop Retirement Community
      • Lesley University
      • Level 1 Maintenance
      • Life Alive Urban Oasis & Organic Cafe
      • Lord Jeffery Inn
      • LPM Holding Company Incorporated
      • Lydia Taft House
      • Marblehead Savings Bank
      • Mark Altman & Associates
      • Marlboro Fire Extinguisher, Inc.
      • Mashpee Environmental Coalition
      • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
      • Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
      • Massachusetts Department of Correction
      • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
      • Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
      • Massachusetts Food Association
      • Massachusetts Hospital Association
      • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
      • Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology
      • Massachusetts Port Authority
      • MassRecycle
      • Matouk Textile Works
      • McKesson
      • McMakin Contracting
      • Meridian Associates
      • Milford Regional Medical Center
      • Millipore Corporation
      • Morrill Memorial Library
      • Mount Auburn Hospital
      • Mount Pleasant Home
      • Museum of Science
      • National Computer Warehouse Services
      • National Sales Associates
      • Nearta
      • New England Office Supply, Inc.
      • NEX Performance Films
      • NextWorth Solutions, Inc.
      • Nichols Guest Rooms
      • Nonotuck Resource Associates
      • Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA)
      • Northeastern University
      • Norwood Hospital
      • Nurse & Penna Associates
      • Nurture Salon and Spa
      • Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
      • Office for Leasing and State Owned Properties, EOHHS
      • Olympus NDT
      • Omni Parker House
      • Partners Healthcare System
      • Partners Home Care – North Region
      • Peninsula Compost Group
      • PeopleCube
      • Planet Aid
      • Polaroid Corp.
      • ProCoat Products, Inc.
      • Project Hope
      • Raytheon Company
      • Recycled Office Products Company
      • RetroFit Technologies, Inc.
      • Revitalive Café
      • Ridley & Associates, Inc.
      • Roche Bros. Supermarkets
      • Salem State University
      • Sandpiper Mortgage LLC
      • Satin Fitness
      • Saunders Hotel Group
      • Save That Stuff, Inc.
      • Seaport
      • Second Wind Inc.
      • Shamrock Trading, LLC
      • Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.
      • Shriners Hospitals for Children- Springfield
      • Sisters of St. Joseph
      • SpringHill Suites by Marriott & Devens Common Center
      • Staples, Inc
      • Sturdy Memorial Hospital
      • Suffolk University
      • Sustainable Business Leader Program
      • Sylvia Systems
      • Taj Boston
      • TD Garden
      • TechTarget
      • The Colonnade Hotel
      • The Furniture Trust
      • The Hanover Insurance Group
      • The Lenox Hotel
      • The MathWorks, Inc.
      • The School for Field Studies
      • The Simpson Corp.
      • The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC
      • Town of Hamilton
      • Town of Seekonk
      • Triumvirate Environmental
      • Tufts Medical Center
      • Tufts University
      • Unidine Corporation
      • University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
      • University of Massachusetts – Amherst
      • University of Massachusetts Medical School
      • Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates
      • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
      • Waste Management of Central Massachusetts
      • WasteWise Region 1
      • Waters Corporation
      • Wellesley College Office of Sustainability
      • Wellesley Management
      • Westfield State University
      • Western New England College
      • Westin Copley Place
      • Weston Electric
      • Weston Photography
      • Whole Foods Market
      • Williams College
      • Winchester Hospital
      • Woods Hole Inn LLC
      • Worcester State University
      • World Computer Exchange
      • Yorkshire Paper Corp