Zero Waste Guide
Zero Waste Resources for New Jersey
We’ve got the tools and resources to help you on your zero waste journey. Whether it’s zero waste programs in New Jersey or restaurants specializing in reducing food waste near you, we’ve gathered our favorites. Do you have a recommendation to share? Contact us here.
Zero Waste Programs
There are many programs for both individuals and businesses to get involved with wherever you are on your zero waste journey.
Sustainable Jersey developed a sustainable certification program for businesses in Jersey that are serious about reducing their impact on the environment. Part of the certification includes implementing practices to reduce food waste within the business’s operations.
ReThink Disposable has partnered with the Montclair BID to work with restaurants and businesses to cut down on single use disposables within their operations.
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
With so many grocery stores to choose from, you want to make sure you can purchase from one that is reducing waste. Here are some of our favorites.
Dry Goods Refillery
Dry Goods Refillery carries a variety of products with zero packaging to offer their customers a zero waste shopping experience.
Zero Waste Restaurants
Are you sure your left-overs are being composted? We’ve rounded up some local zero waste restaurants here.
Barcade Jersey City
Barcade Jersey City is a certified Green Restaurant because of their efforts to compost their food waste and purchasing of more sustainable materials.
Arooga’s is a certified Green Restaurant with locations in East Brunswick and North Plainfield with practices geared toward reducing food waste within their business operations.
Zero Waste Events
Whether in-person or online, there are zero waste events available in your area. See what is coming up.
Compost Drop Off Sites
80 billion pounds of food is thrown away each year. Help combat food waste by dropping off your organics at one of these drop off sites.
Mom's Organic Market
If you are looking for a place to drop off your food waste for composting as well personal electronics, batteries, even an old pair of glasses, look no further than Mom’s Organic Market.