IESI, the U.S. division of Toronto-based IESI-BFC Ltd., and Boston-based Converted Organics Inc. are working together to collect and process food waste from IESI’s clients into fertilizer. IESI’s customers include Hearst Corp., Google, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Just Food.

“IESI has a very impressive roster of clients, and a well-regarded reputation in the waste hauling industry,” said Jack Walsdorf, vice president of waste management for Converted Organics, in a press release. “Incorporating IESI into our extensive waste hauling network provides Converted Organics with another source of high-quality organic waste for the manufacture of our all-natural organic fertilizers.”

“IESI`s guiding principles include environmental stewardship and community involvement, and we purposely seek relationships that support this philosophy,” added Charles J. Mahoney, sales manager of IESI, in the release. “IESI is impressed with Converted Organics` commitment to these principles, and we are confident that our clients will appreciate the dual benefits of re-directing their waste from traditional landfills and using that waste to create an environmentally-friendly, organic fertilizer.”