CERO Cooperative, Inc.
CERO Cooperative, Inc.
Organic Waste Management Services
  • CERO Cooperative

    We make you great at composting.

  • Proudly providing customized organic waste recycling solutions for every organization

  • You can be proud that CERO composts all of the food waste we collect at local, family-owned farms, replenishing soil to heal the planet.

  • As a worker-owned cooperative, started by immigrants, women, and people of color, every CERO employee is invested in your composting success.

  • "When the Waste Ban came out, we thought it was going to be more work. But it's actually not. With a composting set up from CERO, it just goes."  

                                                                                                                   -  DiSilva Fruit, largest citrus re-packer in New England

      

  • "There are never any surprises that come across my desk, or that my employees bring to me. In that way, it's great. It's pretty seamless." 


                                                                                                                                                        - Spaulding Hospital Cambridge


  • "It feels great to work with a company that, like us, aims to be true to their mission and accomplish great things for the community."

                                                                                                                             - Democracy Brewing


CERO (Cooperative Energy, Recycling, and Organics) is an award-winning commercial composting company based out of Dorchester, Massachusetts. 
We provide food waste diversion and pickup services for a wide range of commercial clients in the metro Boston area. 
CERO transports food scraps to local farms, where they are recycled into nutrient-rich compost products used to support the local agricultural economy. 
Our mission is simple: keep food waste out of landfills, save money for our clients, and provide good, green jobs for Boston's hard working communities.
CERO (Cooperative Energy, Recycling, and Organics) is an award-winning commercial composting company based out of Dorchester, Massachusetts. 
We provide food waste diversion and pickup services for a wide range of commercial clients in the metro Boston area. 
CERO transports food scraps to local farms, where they are recycled into nutrient-rich compost products used to support the local agricultural economy. 

Our mission is simple: keep food waste out of landfills, save money for our clients, and provide good, green jobs for Boston's hard working communities.

GOT FOOD SCRAPS?
Widespread Composting Sprouts at Northeastern University

Maya Gaul’s fond memories of Northeastern’s Boston campus stretch all the way back to childhood. She recalls playing tennis at Carter Field, grabbing snacks at the Curry Student Center, and meeting up with her mother who worked at the nearby Carter School. Now Gaul is happy to be back on the 67-acre campus in another role: working with CERO Cooperative, a neighborhood-focused composting company recently tasked with expanding Northeastern’s earth-friendly food waste program. (via News@Northeastern)
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OUR CustomerS

Manufacturing

CERO works with wholesalers and food manufacturers to become sustainability leaders in their industry.


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Offices

CERO makes it easy for corporate offices to reduce waste and qualify for sustainability and B-Corp certifications.


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Institutions

CERO helps schools and universities carry out realistic zero waste plans to optimize your resources and prepare for a green future.

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Grocery Stores

You are required to compost organic waste, and CERO will quickly get you into compliance, avoiding fees and saving money by switching to composting.

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Healthcare

Hospitals and long-term care facilities benefit from CERO's clean, reliable service at every pickup. Senior Residences are our specialty.

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No-waste Events

Look to CERO to make your next event a Zero Waste Event. We can work with your food service and staff or volunteers.


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Interested in composting? Get help in just one click!   

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Interested in composting? Get help in just one click! 

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IS YOUR DUMPSTER LEGAL?

The MassDEP enacted a ban in 2014 that prohibits the disposal of organic waste for many Massachusetts businesses.

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