Current and Past Customer Testimonials

In 2013, Tufts awarded Save That Stuff the contract to provide comprehensive trash and recycling management at the University. I am of the mindset that Tufts receives better programming and higher diversion successes by having a recycling company manage our trash. Save That Stuff demonstrates a corporate commitment to diversion. Most recently, Save That Stuff is working with Tufts to pilot the Enevo ONe technology for monitoring the fullness of a few of our dumpsters. This system will help Tufts realize cost savings by eliminating unnecessary pickups. At the outset of the contract, Save That Stuff conducted a detailed walk-through of the campus to determine all equipment and opportunities for right-sizing the campus services. Save That Stuff managed move-out in both 2013 and 2014, and was equipped to handle all move-out recycling and discard materials. Save That Stuff has performed waste audits with Tufts Recycles! interns to determine a feasible expanded collection program for organics from dorms. 

Dawn Quirk, former Recycling Director, Tufts University

In 2012, Save That Stuff took over our comprehensive flat rate waste, recycling, and compost services for our five Federal buildings, including: the Tip O’Neill, John McCormack, 5 Post Office Square, JFK Federal, 15 Sudbury Street, John F. Williams Coast Guard and John J. Moakley Courthouse Buildings. Save That Stuff is a valued partner, and has implemented equipment upgrades, improved diversion rates, and comprehensive education and signage use. Save That Stuff Save has provided prompt service repairs for equipment; including for recycling and trash compactors, and the addition of a deodorizing system at Moakley. In 2013, STS performed waste audits on all building trash compactors to identify recycling opportunities. STS led the GSA to increase our diversion rate by 5% in the first year of their contract, a result which reduced our carbon footprint by over 20 metric tons of carbon equivalent. Save That Stuff’s value is demonstrated through their engaged account management, and by providing additional diversion services, including pallet recycling, clean-outs, and construction & debris removal.

Chuck Drury, former Supervisory Contracting Officer, General Services Administration

“We put our names behind everything that we do, including this [composting] program…It takes more than anything a commitment. It is a compromise we make for society and mother Earth. I recommend [it] to everyone. Put it on your budget, and commit to it.”

Servio Garcia, Bergamot Restaurant Co-Owner


I want [Save That Stuff] to know how much I appreciate you taking care of this pick up for me today. I know it was a last minute call, but you came thru and I appreciate a company that I can count on when I’m in need of help, especially ones who I can call at the last minute. With your help I was able to have my dock cleared & didn’t have to worry about breaking our policy rules of infection control. I will also like to thank you for your follow up. That meant a lot, and its shows how important a client is for your company.

I want to personally tell you how much I appreciated your drivers, Francisco & Ruis for the great service that they provided today. We all worked together & made it easy for all of us to continue in our busy schedule. I was personally impressed on the way this problem became a solution in minutes.

Thank you for your service & let’s continue with the same motivation & attitude each day.

Luis De JesusSupervisor, Environmental Services, Spaulding Hospital

As a restaurant that produces a lot of food waste, we feel it is important to divert our compostable discards. Save That Stuff helped us set up a composting program more than four years ago. We were visionary and motivated to divert materials from the landfill, and Save That Stuff’s mission matched our own. Since 2011, we’ve diverted 153,000 lbs (or 77 tons) of food waste to local agricultural use. Composting can be hard to manage. Save That Stuff has been a good partner in responding to our needs, and being flexible to problem-solve issues as they arise. They helped right size our program, to keep our program cost efficient and re-think our materials management. We hope Save That Stuff can help all the food service providers divert in a more comprehensive and attentive way.

Mary Vaughn, Manager, Blue Room

We started composting and recycling with Save That Stuff in the early 2000’s, when they were one of the sole providers of composting services in the Boston metropolitan area. They’ve been a great partner in helping us to implement our diversion programs, in spite of challenging space conditions. The Company is close to Kendall Square, and they’ve been consistently responsive to our calls for service. We’ve diverted around 175,000 lbs (88 tons) of food waste with Save That Stuff, from 2011 until now. We feel it is important that a diversion-minded company that started as a recycling company work at One Kendall Square, and advance our overall diversion and management programs. The company has expanded to be able to divert many materials, and being a one stop shop will likely benefit One Kendall.

Phil Bannatyne, Owner, Cambridge Brewing Company

We recently started composting at One Kendall Square. Save That Stuff, works with a number of other tenants, and decided they were a company that 1) provided a service we wanted, and 2) was a local company with an environmentally-sound mission. When setting up our service, we found their account management personnel to be very personable and responsive to our interest in starting up a composting program. Since we started with Save That Stuff at the end of June, we have already diverted 1,120 lbs of food waste from the landfill. This has helped us reduce our trash pickups too.

John Adams, Owner, Flat Top Johnny’s