Massachusetts Commercial Food Ban
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has established a solid waste disposal ban that applies to businesses and institutions disposing of one ton or more of food waste per week, effective October 1, 2014. Businesses that produce at least one ton of food waste a week must now recycle or reuse that material instead of sending it to landfills or incinerators. We Can Help!
The materials must be re-purposed or donated to food banks, sent for composting or for animal-feed or utilized in anaerobic digestion facilities. For options on complying with the Commercial Organics Waste Ban visit the Recycling Works Massachusetts
We are fortunate to partner with many local food manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and supermarkets within our community. We gladly accept donations of food product that can no longer be sold in your stores due to manufacturing error, packaging & labeling errors, discontinued product, seasonal/holiday items, or you are just trying to free up valuable shelf space, The Merrimack Valley Food Bank will gladly take it off your hands.
Currently we receive donations from Bimbo Bakeries, The Chowder Factory, Hannaford Supermarkets, Han’s Kissle, Market Basket, Stop & Shop, Target, Walgreens, Walmart and Weetabix Cereal. This food is then distributed through our Food Distribution Program, Mobile Pantry, Community Market , and our Food Rescue Programs.
Contact us to schedule a pick up or delivery at 978-454-7272.