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Fairfield, Conn., Launches Food Waste Recycling Pilot

The town has launched a pilot program to encourage residents to recycle their food waste via composting or curbside pickup.

A Fairfield, Conn., taskforce and the town’s Recycling Department and Commission have launched a pilot program to encourage residents to recycle their food waste via composting or curbside pickup.

To encourage at-home composting, the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force will hold free seminars that demonstrate how to compost food scraps at home. In addition, attendees will receive a free under-sink composting bin and sample composting bags, as well as a discount on a backyard bin. The pilot program also aims to increase composting through a curbside pickup initiative.

Fairfield Citizen has more details:

A new composting program is encouraging residents to make the most of their food waste.

The Sustainable Fairfield Task Force (SFTF) and Recycling Department and Commission has launched a pilot program to encourage Fairfielders to recycle food waste through either home composting or curbside pickups. The program’s creators are working to cut down on food waste, which is a major source of the greenhouse gas methane.

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