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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.

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

BRIDGEPORT

255 Bostwick Ave.

Bridgeport Bioenergy Facility, LLC

900 TPD

Food Waste

FOG (fats/oils/grease)

Biosolids (sewage sludge) - kept separate from food waste

Anaerobic Digester
(Not constructed to date)

Deo Phagoo

Deo.Phagoo@anaergia.com

Tel. 905-766-3333, ext. 242

ELLINGTON

235 Sadds Mill Rd.

Harvest New England (Thompson Farm Volume Reduction Plant)

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

cfield@harvestpower.com

Tel. 860-674-8855, ext. 104

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.

Supreme Energy and Recycling

336 TPD

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

Anaerobic Digester
(Operational as of December 2016)

Mark Vigneault
mvigneault@supremeindustries.com

Tel. 860-485-0349

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 Demer

jeff.demers@necompostct.com

Tel. 203-748-6516 (office)

Sources of Compost

Composting

Content Last Updated February 13, 2020