Feedback Earth in Grafton reopens following fire on roof


Feedback Earth in Grafton reopens following fire on roof
Grafton Fire managed to contain a fire at Feedback Earth on Creeper Hill Road to the roof stacks. (Photo/Courtesy of Grafton Fire Department)

GRAFTON – Feedback Earth at 109 Creeper Hill Road has resumed operations following a fire on its roof on Jan. 30.

“Over the past two weeks, we have halted production as we investigate the root cause of the fire, implement facility and procedural changes to ensure the events cannot happen again, and inspect/repair our equipment to the highest standards,” according to a release from Feedback Earth.

“Through this time, we have been in close contact with the Grafton Fire Department, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Town of Grafton and other agencies to ensure alignment in our proceedings and actions.

“We have completed our investigation and as a result have implemented new procedures and enhanced fire safety automation to prevent incidents like this in the future,” according to the release.

The facility, which converts food waste into animal feed, reopened on Feb. 13.

“We are extremely grateful to the multiple partners in the community who responded quickly to aid our cleanup and restoration efforts – Davron Equipment, All-Steel Fabrication, Killborn Construction, Aulo Brothers Trucking, EDI Electric, Petrone Plumbing and many others,” said Feedback Earth.

Feedback Earth was established in 2020, and is capable of upcycling 375 tons of food waste per day.