Earthworm specializes in serving smaller businesses.
Office waste paper is used to make new products such as bathroom tissue, writing paper and cereal boxes.
17 trees are saved for each ton of paper you recycle.
A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new aluminum can, in as little as 60 days.
Plastic beverage containers are made into clothing, carpeting, luggage, film, and new food and beverage containers.
Earthworm recycles the computers it collects through the WR3A network of environmentally conscious businesses.
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Helping Businesses Recycle Since 1970

Earthworm is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1970. Our goal is to lower the hurdles that businesses face when they seek to establish recycling programs for paper, bottles and cans, and office electronics. We are happy to serve small businesses and can accommodate all sizes of office cleanouts. Our staff is friendly, helpful and committed. Our recycling programs are perfect for first time recyclers and are designed to reduce cost, maximize space, and provide a level of service that overcomes the challenges presented by Bostonís eclectic buildings.

To reduce cost, Earthworm offers the possibility of free recycling through the purchase of recycled copy paper. In some areas, we offer the option of an affordable curbside collection service. We also provide the free use of recycling containers for collecting and storing recyclables.

To maximize space, Earthworm uses 34 gallon recycling containers that are smaller than the industry standard and fit more easily into tight spaces. We can also provide hampers for larger clients and cleanouts.

To make recycling convenient, Earthworm offers flexible programs that suit the varying needs of Bostonís business community. We also offer the option of in office pick ups for clients who value a high level of service.

Finally, Earthworm further promotes the wise use of resources by supporting and cooperating with other Boston area nonprofit organizations that accept and reuse scrap materials.

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Why Choose Earthworm?

We are a local, mission based, nonprofit organization.

Our office recycling programs are flexible, innovative and affordable.

We take pride in providing a friendly and reliable service.

We make it simple to recycle: free recycling equipment on loan, a simple fee structure, and no contracts.

We were created as a collective, and we continue to value those ideals in our workplace.

Starting in the 70ís, we helped pioneer office recycling in Massachusetts.

Your scrap paper, computers, and bottles & cans support our educational activities as well as our assistance to other local, like-minded nonprofit organizations.