Residents of Greenwich, Conn., will be able to send their food scraps to be recycled as the town on June 12 launched its first food scrap recycling program.
Participation is voluntary. The pilot program is open to all residents who have a permit to dump their trash at the town’s Holly Hill transfer station.
Under the program’s guidelines, the town will accept meat and dairy products, tea bags, cut flowers, paper towels, and napkins. Residents are directed to collect their scraps in their homes and take them to a drop-off spot at the transfer facility. The material will then be transported to a commercial composting facility where it will be converted into compost.
The Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board reports that food scraps account for over 22% of municipal solid waste in Connecticut.