The Grand Opening Celebration

More than 100 individuals and the press from the Milford, Massachusetts community joined Planet Aid in celebrating the grand opening of the new flagship recycling facility at 47 Sumner Street.

"We are happy to have our friends and neighbors from the community celebrate with us and tour our new site and get a sense of the work that we do both here and worldwide," said Wayne Michaud, Regional Manager for Planet Aid.

The newly renovated 136,000 sq ft space, which had been formerly unoccupied, is the largest of the 14 Planet Aid facilities across the nation, and will play a vital role in helping increase the recycling of clothes and shoes regionally, while reducing waste and lowering municipal landfill costs.

Barry Feingold, President and CEO of the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce lauded Planet Aid's work during the event. "A nonprofit organization putting people to work, supporting the local town, and at the same time giving back," said Feingold. "This is a wonderful business model, and we are very excited to have Planet Aid in Milford."

Planet Aid moved its warehouse and processing facility to Milford from nearby Holliston, where it had been processing about 20 million pounds of clothes annually. The larger Milford facility will allow Planet Aid to expand and improve its operation and achieve greater impact on the local environment.