Waste360 is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Need to Know

Truck Accident Leads Officials to Believe Food Waste Entered Massachusetts River

Photo by Wayne Braverman MA truck accident food waste MR1540.jpg
A single-vehicle accident involving a truck carrying food waste from a local restaurant in Massachusetts may have leaked that waste in the Shawsheen River.

A single-vehicle accident involving a vacuum truck is the culprit for potentially leaking food waste into the Shawsheen River in Massachusetts.

A truck owned by Action King Services, of Lowell, Mass., was carrying food waste from a local restaurant when it crashed through a guard rail and rolled over. The damage from the accident caused the truck to leak the waste down Old Billerica Road, downhill towards the river.

Mass DEP’s Greg Murray said that some of the waste may have entered the river but believed that the waste would not create an environmental problem and that the river would be cleaned.

The driver and passenger of the truck left the scene with minor injuries.

Read the full article here.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.