Holland Farms gets recycling certification from waste agency

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Holland Farms bakery and deli, 50 Oriskany Blvd. in Yorkville, has earned th RecyleOne Business Certification from the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority in recognition of work to reduce waste and packaging.

The certification requires an on-site review from authority staff to verify that certain criteria have been achieved in solid waste management, recycling and energy reduction.

The review, according to the authority, found that Holland Farms has made these efforts:

Daily donation to soup kitchens and some parties and events when possible.

Daily recycling of all plastic, metal, paper and glass.

New energy-efficient freezers, oven, and steam proofer.

New paper to-go cups instead of plastic foam.

Locally sourced ingredients in many goods.

Re-use or recycling of boxes, bins and containers.

The certification is free to businesses in Oneida and Herkimer counties. Accepted businesses get a RecycleOne logo and updated quarterly recycling information, and are featured on the authority web site.

For more information on the program, contact Emily Albright, the authority’s recycling director, at 315-733-1224, ext. 1600, or see www.recycleonebusiness.com.

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