The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, located in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, is the primary provider of outpatient and inpatient services for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in the Metro-BostonArea. The hospital has 278 inpatient beds, and an additional 125 beds in its detoxification and AIDStreatment programs. There is also secure 20-bed inpatient correctional unit. In March 2003, Shattuck issued a Request for Proposal to solicit RM services. Three vendors responded, and Save That Stuff, Inc. (STS), a recycling company based in Charlestown, Massachusetts, was chosen as the RM contractor. STS subcontracts with a trash hauler and medical waste company. Within the first year of the program, Shattuck has experienced significant benefits as a result of RM contracting, including comprehensive recycling services, more transparent reporting and billing, and optimized waste hauling services.