Don’t Throw that Milk Away



Across the country, dairy processing companies face the challenge of expired or near-date retail products such as milk, half-and-half, cheese, and other dairy products. Often these materials are destroyed or thrown away at the retail site. This is costly and increases the company’s carbon footprint.


Our company worked with a large national dairy company to develop a reverse logistics process for the collection of the near expired material. All product is kept refrigerated to ensure its quality. We made a capital investment in a facility to depackage, blend and dry the dairy materials. We also conducted animal research trials and developed new markets to support the sale and use of the dried product.


The net result is that millions of pounds of material avoid landfill the expired product is now a revenue source for the dairy company. It is sold in countries around the world.