CHESTNUT RIDGE, NY – OCTOBER 1, 2014 – BioHitech America, the most innovative and
sustainable solution company for food waste disposal, endorses the Massachusetts commercial
food waste ban which went into effect today. The ban, which is the strictest food-waste
legislation to date, requires that businesses and institutions producing one ton or more of food
waste per week must divert it from landfills.
“With the growing challenges of climate change and depletion of our Earth’s natural resources,
the inefficient processes for waste collection and disposal need to be reformed in order to
provide a better solution,” said Frank E. Celli, Chief Executive Officer of BioHitech America.
“The Massachusetts law banning food waste helps reduce the needs for landfills, decrease
greenhouse gasses, saves on disposal costs, and helps turn trash into vital resources needed
for the continued survival of our environment.”
Experts estimate that nearly 1,700 businesses in Massachusetts including hospitals, hotels,
grocery stores, restaurant chains, universities, etc. will be subject to the new ban.
“Massachusetts joins Vermont and Connecticut which already have imposed bans on the
disposal of food waste,” added Mr. Celli. “We are seeing this shift becoming a trend, upcoming
legislation has been passed to start in New York City in July 2015 and others will follow.
Sustainable alternatives are no longer just a social responsibility; they are becoming a
Every year, more than 34 million tons of food waste ends up in landfills that release harmful
methane gas into the environment. As landfills continue to run out of space and companies
continue to generate an excess of food waste, a growing number of jurisdictions are starting to
restrict or ban food waste from going to landfills.
About BioHitech America
BioHitech America’s unique solution to food waste combines green technology with the power of
big data to offer transparency, savings and a sustainable future. The company’s Eco-Safe
Digester, an on-site aerobic digester, eliminates up to 2,400 pounds of food waste in a 24-hour
period by converting it into nutrient-neutral water and transporting the water safely through
standard sewer lines. The BioHitech Cloud, a technology platform hosted by Amazon, measures
key metrics to optimize the food waste disposal process. These metrics are providing the
industry with an unprecedented level of transparency that not only helps to reduce the amount
of waste generated, but improve company-wide efficiency and profitability.
BioHitech America was recently selected to participate in the exclusive Credit Suisse Private
Innovation Circle event. Their solution is the leading sustainable method that allows businesses
to move towards the prevention of waste altogether. For more information, please visit
BioHitech America Supports New Massachusetts Food Waste Ban
October 1, 2014