Long before terms like "green initiative" and "carbon footprint" became part of our everyday language, Fareway Stores recognized the importance of conserving our natural resources.
In 1955, we began heating our stores by reclaiming the heat generated by our refrigeration compressors. Back then, environmental issues weren't a focus for most businesses, but the idea of waste ran counter to everything Fareway stood for-namely, finding ways to conserve so we could pass the savings onto our customers.
The operation was so successful it led us to develop other methods for recycling all kinds of 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 processing and then shipped to major recyclers for final recycling.
While we've made some great strides, we promise to continue searching for ways to positively impact our environment-and your pocketbook.