Recycling

Meijer is committed to recycling, and we measure our success based on our diversion of waste from the landfill.

Every year, Meijer keeps more than 100,000 tons of material from the landfill through recycling.

Cardboard makes up the bulk of our recycling, and organic wastes are also recycled at facilities across our footprint. Click here for more information on our store food waste recycling program.

We’re proud to say that, since 2018, we’ve achieved more than a 95 percent waste diversion rate at our five food manufacturing facilities. Much of the waste from these facilities comes from food, and we’ve cultivated partnerships to send this waste to animal feed, compost or anaerobic digestion, which is a process that converts organic wastes into renewable natural gas and nutrient-rich soil amendment.

See our Environmental Performance page for more details on our performance over time.

Some of the photos on this page may have been captured prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore, may not depict proper social distancing and mask requirements.