Casella Waste Systems and GreenerU have formed a strategic partnership to develop and deliver waste reduction, recycling and energy efficiency solutions to colleges and universities.

Under the strategic partnership and investment agreement, Casella has made an investment into GreenerU’s Series A round of financing.

The companies said they will be reaching out to the higher education community to develop compelling offers and approaches for colleges in the area of waste, recycling, energy efficiency, composting, resource conservation, clean energy generation, and other sustainability initiatives.

Casella provides solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, recycling and composting services in the northeastern US.

GreenerU partners with colleges in implementing energy efficiency, cogeneration and renewable energy projects while integrating sustainability, behavior change and student engagement initiatives.