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Food Waste Composting Facilities

The following tables identify the permitted composting and anaerobic digestion facilities allowed to accept food waste and the facilities undergoing permit review by the DEEP. The type of permit they have, e.g. volume reduction or small scale, is largely depended upon the quantity and types of source separated organics they process.  Their permits dictate compliance with specific thresholds and material types, site plans, operation & management plans, reporting, and in some cases monitoring. As such, these facilities may impose quality standards for incoming materials to maintain operational compliance and product consistency.  They may not be allowed or willing to accept everything that a generator wishes to deliver. If you are a waste generator or hauler and want to tip organic feedstocks, please contact the facility directly to confirm and coordinate delivery. 

Some of these facilities sell compost, usually in bulk quantities, to the public, general contractors, and to wholesale/retail markets.  Bagged compost may or may not be available.  Those people wishing to purchase bulk loads are advised to call the contact person first to schedule delivery or pick-up, and to check on price.

To locate these facilities, please look them up on our interactive GIS mapping tool of food waste generators and processing facilities.  This is a large file and may take a few seconds to load completely.  NOTE: This map is best viewed using the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. 

Permitted Volume Reduction Anaerobic Digestion and Food Waste Composting Facilities

These facilities hold an individual solid waste permit for the Construction and Operation of a Solid Waste Facility.  The Current Food Waste Permitting Options table provides additional authorization pathways for the management of food waste.

Town Facility Name Capacity Types of Materials
and Recycling Process
Contact Info
ELLINGTON 235 Sadds Mill Rd.




            
WeCare Denali  New England  43,500 TPY Leaves, mixed yard waste, ground clean wood, food waste, paper mill sludge/fiber, drinking water treatment residuals, vegetable slurry, horse manure & stable bedding Outdoor Turned Windrow Chris Field

chris.field@denaliwater.com

 

Tel. 860-674-8855, ext. 104 (office)

860-883-3810 (cell)

 THOMPSON

157 O'Leary Road


            

 

 Fort Hill Farm AgGrid, LLC

            

 31,300 TPY

 

 

 

 

 

 

17,500 TPY

Off-site food scraps; food processing residue; fats, oils and grease; and soiled or unrecyclable paper separated at the point or source of generation from nonorganic material

Manure, bedding materials, spilled feed or feed waste; and water used in the neighboring dairy farm operation

Anaerobic Digester

 Rashi Akki

            
rashi.akki@aggridenergy.com

610-574-8737

NEW MILFORD

60 Boardman Rd.

New Milford Farms

151,865 TPY

Food processing waste, yard and wood waste, livestock manures and bedding, food from restaurant and meal preparation establishments, hydrolyzed plant protein from on-site landfill, compostble plastics & coatings meeting ASTM D6400 & ASTM D6868 and certified by BPI.

Indoor Turned Windrow with Forced Aeration

Raphael Moura

raphael.moura@garick.com

Tel.  860-210-0250 (facility), or
216-337-8426 (cell)

NORTH HAVEN

250 Universal Drive

City Wide Energy Action, LLC

200 TPD

Food Waste

FOG (fats/oils/grease)

Anaerobic Digester
(Not constructed to date)

Mark Lembo

Mark.Lembo@gmail.com

Tel. 631-271-9292

SOUTHINGTON

111 Spring St.

Turning Earth of Central CT, LLC 265 TPD

Food Waste

Clean Wood, Leaves & Grass Clippings

Anaerobic Digester
(Not constructed to date)

Amy McCrae Kessler

amy.kessler@turningearthllc.com

Tel. 845-259-8400, ext. 2

SOUTHINGTON

49 DePaolo Dr.

Quantum BioPower -
Supreme Energy and Recycling 

 

360 TPD

Food Waste,  Food processing residue, liquid beverages, FOG (fats/oils/grease)

 

 

Anaerobic Digester
(Operational as of December 2016)

 Kevin Boucher

kboucher@supremeindustries.com

 

860-485-0343

 
 

 

Small Scale Composting Facilities

These facilities are registered under the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity

Town Facility Name Capacity Types of Materials
and Recycling Process
Contact Info

DANBURY

57 Great Plain Rd.

New England Compost, LLC

5,000
CY/YR

Horse manure & stable bedding (4,000 cy); commercial food waste (1,000 cy)

Outdoor Turned Windrow

Jeff Demers

jeff.demers@necompostct.com

Tel. 203-748-6516 (office)

Current Food Waste Permitting Options

Current Authorization Pathways for Food Waste Management

March, 2021

Proposed Activity

Facility and Authorization Type

Authorizing Pathway

Capacity Limitations

How To/Getting Started

Collection and Transfer of Food Waste

Food Waste* Collection and Transfer

 

 

*Food Waste means food scraps, food processing residuals and soiled or unrecyclable paper.

Municipal Transfer Station Registered under the Municipal Transfer Station General Permit (“MTS GP”).

Municipal Transfer Station General Permit Appendix Part II. Management Requirements and Capacity Limits for Specific Waste Types (5).D.

Receipt: 1,000 tons per day (tpd) for all wastes combined.

 

Storage: Maximum 80 cubic yards (cy) for food waste.

Written notification to the Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division (“WEED”) per MTS GP Appendix Part I General Operating Condition (1). to begin receipt of food waste as a waste type at a Municipal Transfer Station.

 

Variance provision in Appendix Part II Condition No. (3) of the MTS GP.

 

Storage: Greater than 80 cy.

Request a variance to increase the food waste storage limit per MTS GP Appendix Part II Condition No. (3).

 

Municipal Transfer Station permitted through an Individual Solid Waste Facility Permit.

Modification of individual facility permit pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes (“CGS”) §22a-208a(d).

 

Determined based on specific request.

Pre-application meeting followed by an application to modify an existing solid waste facility permit authorizing the transfer station operations.

 

Satellite Collection Location authorized under the MTS GP Registration.

MTS GP

Appendix Part I Condition (5).O.

Storage: 2 cy of food waste.

Letter request to WEED per MTS GP

Appendix Part I Paragraph (1) and Paragraph (5).O.

 

Variance provision in Appendix Part II Condition No. (3) of the MTS GP.

 

Variance request for greater than 2 cy storage at satellite location(s).

Letter request as noted above and variance request to increase the food waste storage limit per MTS GP Appendix Part II Condition No. (3).

 

Commercial/Private Facility – Small-scale

through a General Permit.

General Permit for the Construction and Operation of a Commercial Facility for the Management of Recyclable Materials and Certain Solid Wastes (“Commercial GP").

 

Receipt: 30 tpd.

 

Storage: 80 cy.

 

Pre-application meeting followed by a Commercial GP Permit Application.

Commercial/Private Facility – large-scale

through an Individual Solid Waste Facility Permit.

Individual Permit / Permit Modification

Receipt: greater than 30 tpd.

 

Storage: greater than 80 cy at any one time.

 

Pre-application meeting followed by an application for an Individual Permit / Permit Modification.

 

Processing/Composting of Food Waste

Food Waste Receipt and Processing/

Composting

Municipal Transfer Station General Permit Registered facility for In-vessel food waste composting**

** i.e., Earth Tub or similar

MTS GP

Appendix Part I. Condition (1) – Facility Design and Management Applicable Standards

 

Determined based on specific request.

Pre-application meeting followed by written request to WEED noting change to the design or construction of the Facility per MTS GP

Appendix Part I. Condition (1).

Food waste Composting at an existing Municipal or Commercial/Private Registered Leaf Composting Facility.

Demonstration Project

Determined based on specific request.

Pre-application meeting followed by an application for Demonstration Project Approval.

 

Municipal or Commercial/Private Proposed Facility to Compost food waste.

 

No existing Registered Leaf Composting Facility.

Registration of Leaf Composting Facility and Demonstration Project

Determined based on specific request.

Pre-application meeting followed by Leaf Composting Facility Registration Packet and an application for Demonstration Project Approval.

 

Construction and Operation of a Solid Waste Facility (“Individual Permit”)

 

Determined based on specific request. (>5,000cy/year)

Pre-application meeting followed by and application for an Individual permit.

 

Small scale composting facility with an authorization pursuant to a Water Discharge Permit.

 

Industrial Stormwater GP or

Miscellaneous Discharge GP

Exempt from Solid Waste Permitting

 

Less than 5,000 cy/year of food waste.

Pre-application meeting with WEED and Water Protection and Enforcement Division.

 

On-farm anaerobic digestion (“AD”) of food waste and manure.

Per CGS §22a-208cc, On-farm AD is exempt from solid waste permitting if facility is:

  • co-located with an animal feeding operation
  • feed stock consists of at least 50% manure
  • ·no more than 5% of feedstock is food waste.
  • remaining feedstock is farm-generated organic waste

 

Food waste limited to 5% of total volume and 50% of feedstock must be manure.

Pre-application meeting

Construction and Operation of a Solid Waste Facility (“Individual Permit”)

Feedstock food waste content >5% or any other non-farm generated organic waste is proposed.

 

Pre-application meeting and application for an Individual permit.

 

Commercial/Private facility seeking to explore innovative technology or processes for composting

 

Demonstration Project

 

Determined based on specific request.

 

Pre-application meeting followed by an application for Demonstration Project Approval.

 


Sources of Compost

Composting

Content Last Updated March  2021