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Cavendish Farms Awarded for Recycling Program

Cavendish Farms is delighted to receive the 2014 Greener ND Award from the North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association (NDSWRA). 

Since 2011, over 3 million pounds of materials have been recycled at the Cavendish Farms plant in Jamestown, North Dakota. 

Matt Pederson, left, Director of Operations, and Don Harshman, Supervisor of Facilities and Process Water Treatment for Cavendish Farms in Jamestown, ND


Don Harshman, Cavendish’s supervisor of facilities and process water treatment, credits the team of 213 employees with the award and the recycling initiative’s success.  “They do it all; they make the program work,” he said.  Cavendish Farms recycles all the corrugated cardboard used on the production floor, as well as all paper, plastic, and pallet strapping. Office paper, newsprint, magazines and catalogues are also part of the plant’s recycling program. Cavendish Farms has invested in the effort by purchasing a bailer and a chipper to pre-process and reduce the size of recycled materials. The company has also placed recycling containers for paper, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans throughout the plant.

Learn more about Cavendish and the environment.

About the North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association (NDSWRA)
The NDSWRA is a non-profit association committed to the education, training, and promotion of environmentally sound waste practices. The organization recently awarded Cavendish Farms for its Jamestown, North Dakota facility’s recycling program. 


Mary Keith 
Vice President Communications 
J.D. Irving, Limited 
506-650-8209 (cell)