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Attend the Food Waste Diversion Forum on Tuesday, March 5th

We are so excited to invite you to our Food Waste Diversion Forum on Tuesday, March 5th from 9am – 12pm (with option networking time from 12pm – 12:30pm). All are welcome and will learn a lot, but Farmers, Aquaculturists, Food Producers– this is especially for you! This FREE event will take place at the Cape & Islands Association of Realtors Conference Center located at 22 Mid-Tech Dr. in West Yarmouth.

Sign in and morning refreshments including coffee, tea, and snacks will be from 8:30am – 9am. We’ll also have community partners with information tables. Stay for our optional networking time at the end of the forum and to exchange information and ask more in-depth questions.

Topics will include:

  • The new MA Commercial Food Materials Disposal Ban, also know as the Food Waste Ban
  • Resources on reusable packaging
  • Food waste for livestock feed
  • Composting (including larger scale composting and regulations)
  • Donating excess food for human consumption, gleaning (including paid, fair market price donation opportunities)

Questions and discussions are encouraged so bring all your food waste questions with you! Please RSVP for this event by emailing Tara at or call 508-375-6695.

We are so grateful to have so many wonderful partners and speakers lined up for this info-packed event. We’ll have representatives from Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, MA Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), RecyclingWorks MA, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) CARE for Cape and Islands, Farming Falmouth and Pariah Dog Farm, staff from the Town of Falmouth, Black Earth Compost, Wards Berry Farm, and more. A special thank you to Cape Abilities Farm and SEMAP for their support and advice in helping to make this forum happen. This forum would not be possible without funding and support from MDAR, thank you for your continued partnership on our wonderful collaborative community projects!