CERO started as a collaboration between Boston’s Black and Latino members of Mass Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health (MassCOSH) and The Boston Worker’s Alliance (BWA) to form a green business that takes into account the needs of our diverse communities, while providing a level of service that is unmatched in the composting and waste hauling space. CERO worker-owners organized around cooperatives, worker’s rights, and spread knowledge about composting in Roxbury and Dorchester as a cost-saving and sustainable alternative to the status quo.
Winner of the Boston Greenovate Award in 2014, CERO will continue to provide food waste pickup and diversion services for the Boston metro area, and transport compostables to local farms where they are returned to the soil and used to support the local agricultural economy. Our mission is simple: divert food waste from landfills, save our customers money, and provide good green jobs for Boston's hard working communities. Our blog will be a place for expert advice, news, tips, and other useful information that we learn along the journey of being Boston’s cleanest and greenest commercial composter. Stay tuned!