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 Authorization Pathways 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                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


Tel. 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, compostable 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)

Depackaging Building (Operational as of 2021)

Kevin Boucher

kboucher@supremeindustries.com

860-485-0343

 
 

 

Food Scrap Diversion Activities

These facilities are registered under the Connecticut Solid Waste Demonstration Project, Temporary authorization1 Beneficial Use Determination2 or other3.

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

BERLIN2

76 Fuller Way

Smart Feed Tech

Phase 1:  100 TPD

Phase 2: 450 TPD with depackaging

 

Food waste into animal feed supplement

 

Jonathan Fife

Jonathan.fife@gmail.com

Tel. 914-714-3994

DANBURY3

57 Great Plain Rd.

New England Resources, LLC

5,000
CY/YR

No solid waste permit required

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

Outdoor Turned Windrow Composting

Jeff Demers

jeff.demers@necompostct.com

Tel. 203-748-6516 (office)

LITCHFIELD

72 Little Pitch Rd.

Litchfield Recycling Center  6 CY/month Food scrap composting with leaf composting

Naomi Boccio

boccion@townoflitchfield.org

Tel. 860-567-7575

MANSFIELD

221 Warrenville Rd.

Town of Mansfield Transfer Station   12.6 Tons/Yr Food scrap composting with leaf composting

Virginia Walton

waltonvd@mansfieldct.org

Tel. 860-429-8583

MERIDEN1

65 Triano Dr.

Central Connecticut Resource Recovery, Southington 4 TPD  Unit-based pricing/ co-collection pilot project

Ralph Holyst

Tel. 860-426-8583 

MIDDLETOWN3

180 Johnson St. and 685 Randolph Rd.

City of Middletown Transfer Station

Satellite drop site for receipt and transfer

2, 35-gallon toters

1, 35-gallon toter

Food scrap composting 

Kim O'Rourke

Kim.orourke@middletownct.gov

Tel. 860-638-4855

RIDGEFIELD

55 South St.

Town of Ridgefield Transfer Station 12  CY/ month  Food scrap composting with leaf composting

Dave Buccetti

dpsforeman@ridgefieldct.org

 

STONINGTON

154 Greenhaven Rd.

Stonington Transfer Station

Operator - Southern CT Reg. Res. Recovery Authority

2 Pilot Batches: 70 tons total  Food scrap composting

Winston Averill

waverill@scrrra.org

Tel. 860-381-5558

WEST HAVEN

1 Kimberly Ave.

West Haven Lead Compost Facility

 7 tons/ month for machine turned windrows

104 tons total for ASP

Food scrap composting with leaf composting

Doug Colter

dcolter@westhaven-ct.gov

Tel. 203-937-3620 x3010

Current Food Waste Permitting Options

Sources of Compost

Composting

Content Last Updated September 2022