Vanguard Renewables officially opened its Organics Recycling Facility in Agawam

Vanguard Renewables officially opened its Organics Recycling Facility in a private ceremony December 3, 2020 that included remarks from Chairman and CEO John Hanselman, Agawam Mayor William Sapelli, MA Senator John Velis, and MA Representative Nicholas Boldyga. Malaina Hudson, Director of Supply Chain Systems at Hillebrand Keg Pros, contributed remarks virtually.

Mayor Sapelli flipped up an oversized light switch to “Power Up” the new facility, which depackages and processes expired goods, off-spec batches, or unsafe to eat food and beverage products. Extracted food is transported to a Massachusetts Farm Powered anaerobic digester, combined with farm waste, and converted into renewable energy. Vanguard Renewables’ Organics Recycling Facility is the most advanced in the Northeast.