We can help you take the next step!

Maine has established a commission to study wasted food, and there are many opportunities in the state to jumpstart the wasted food marketplace. Exeter Agri-Energy accepts material for de-packaging and processing through its anaerobic digester; CET helps source feedstock for this facility. CET is excited to help Maine stakeholders move forward on wasted food reduction and diversion. Contact CET today at 888-813-8552 or email wastedfood@cetonline.org for assistance.

Helpful Maine Wasted Food Resources

  • Resources for food recovery in Maine
    • The University of Maine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions provides a range of resources on composting, donating surplus food, reducing food waste, and gleaning programs.
  • Composting Facilities in Maine
    • The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MaineDEP) has application forms and annual reports on composting facilities.
  • Food Date Labeling Act
    • U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced this act, which supports standardizing food date labeling to reduce confusion and simplify regulatory compliance.

Maine Legal/Regulatory Requirements


For more information regarding food waste estimates, source separation guidance, and how to start a food donation program, open CET’s Toolbox.


Contact CET to learn more about food recovery and waste diversion opportunities for your business, institution, customers, or association members: