Follow these steps towards becoming more environmentally conscious for your business.


Give Scraps a New Life

Don’t know what to do with all of the odds and ends that didn’t make it into the meal? Never fear – there are a number of ways you can give your food scraps a second life. Get in touch with your local farm and see if they accept commercial donations. Heat things up by using your food scraps to create reusable energy. Or get creative and find ways to use them in new dishes, stocks, sauces, and more.

find the alternative solutions below that fit your needs.

Waste Management of New York, CORe®

Municipal food waste recycling

Waste Management of New York (WMNY), in cooperation with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) and the Department of Sanitation (DSNY), is proud to operate the city’s first large scale food waste to digestion recovery facility, a cost-effective alternative for turning food waste into renewable energy. Waste Management’s patented CORe® process is an innovative solution that recycles pre- and post-consumer food wastes into EBS®, an organic slurry product used to generate renewable green energy. The CORe® process converts food waste into a high-quality organic feedstock used for co-digestion in municipal anaerobic digesters. WMNY operates the CORe® food waste recycling facility within its existing Varick Avenue Transfer Station solid waste transfer premises in Brooklyn. At this site, food waste is processed into EBS® using our proprietary CORe® process. The EBS® is delivered to the NYCDEP’s Newtown Creek waste water resource recovery facility. It’s added to the plant’s anaerobic digestion system to increase the production of renewable biogas which will be delivered to the natural gas distribution system.

221 Varick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Matriark Foods, Inc.

Food Upcycling

Matriark Foods upcycles farm surplus and fresh-cut remnants into healthy affordable products for institutional foodservice, diverting food from landfills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions while feeding communities the healthy food they deserve.

89 Depot Place, Nyack, NY 10960

Baskin Livestock

Private hauling; Recycling of Food Waste to Produce Animal Feed

We are a recycler of edible waste from food manufacturing facilities. We turn edible waste into cattle and pig feed. We are contracted with numerous food manufacturers in the NE USA and S. Ontario Canada. We are available anytime to evaluate the volume, viability, and value of edible waste materials.

9778 Creek Rd., Batavia, NY 14020


Upcycled Food Association

Education; Consumer Packaged Goods

Upcycled Food Association (UFA) is a nonprofit focused on reducing food waste by growing the upcycled food economy. It was created in 2019 by upcycled food companies themselves, who recognized the power of collaboration in growing a successful food category and environmental movement. Join us as we build the sustainable food system of the future.