Fareway Stores recognized the importance of conserving our natural resources, long before "green initiative" and "carbon footprint" became part of our everyday language. In 1955, we began heating our stores by reclaiming heat generated by refrigeration compressors. Back then, environmental issues weren't a focus, but Fareway found ways to conserve, so we could pass the savings along to our customers.
The operation was so successful it led to development of other methods for recycling materials: wooden pallets, waste oil, tires, antifreeze, batteries, scrap iron, aluminum, magazines, newspapers, waste paper, ink cartridges, fluorescent bulbs, plastic shrink wrap, plastic grocery sacks, and plastic bottles.
Today we recycle:
Materials are collected at our recycling facility for initial handling and then shipped to major recyclers for final processing.
While we've made great strides, we promise to continue searching for ways to positively impact our environment.