According to the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, the single largest component of solid waste sent to incinerators and landfills is food waste. Sign up for curbside collection at your home, school, office, or house of worship to remove food scraps from your waste stream so it can be made into compost.
Learn all about Connecticut’s food waste problem and how we’re solving it on Sustainne’s blog and podcast interview with Nick Skeadas, Founder of Curbside Compost.
We are enthusiastic to have been selected to haul food scraps for composting for the Town of Darien’s pilot program starting in October, 2018.
We compost for eleven schools, four municipal drop-offs and 300 households. In 2018, we diverted 365 tons of food scraps from incinerators and landfills.
Sign up for our food scrap collection services on our website; you’ll find a link to your right.
Composting is rewarding, but can be difficult to do on your own. We do all of the work, and you’re the one making it possible! Plus, because of our scale we can compost items that aren’t recommended for home composters, like meat and bones.
Curbside Compost partners with community residents, local schools, restaurants, businesses and events. Please reach out so we can pick up your leftovers.
How it works:
1. Curbside Compost drops off your pail and lid on your designated collection day. Or, if you prefer not to wait, pick up a pail in Ridgefield at Basil Yoga Center. The pail is 6-gallons and is 16″ tall by 14″ wide. Most participants keep their pail in the kitchen, either under a sink or in a cabinet, garage or closet.
2. Without using a bag or bin liner for your food scraps, please leave your filled pail with that week’s food scraps at the end of or on your driveway by 8:00 AM on your designated pick-up day and we will replace it with a clean pail. If you live in a town that does not allow for waste to be left at the end of your driveway, we have to pick up your pail by your home (not on the curb). If you would like us to pick up the container on your property, we can do that. We run collections until 8:00 PM each day.
3. When you would like compost delivered, please order it online or reach out to us. We also deliver loose compost and mulch by the yard. When ordering bagged compost, we leave your compost with the clean pail.
YES, Please include in your pail!
2. Deli Products, Breads, Grains
3. Meats, Bones, Fish, Seafood, Shellfish
4. Eggs, Egg Shells, Dairy
5. Coffee Grounds, Coffee Filters, Tea Bags (no staples please)
6. Cut Flowers and small house plants that can fit in the pail
No, Please do not include
1. Food Stickers, Rubber Bands, Twist Ties, Food Tags
2. Compostable Utensils, Cutlery, Plates, Cups
3. Compostables, K Cups, Paper, Pet Food
4. Paper Plates, Paper, Paper Products, Napkins, Towels, Magazines
5. Any Bags, Plastics, Styrofoam, Packaging Material
6. Foil, Glass, Metal
7. Cardboard, Waxed Cardboard
New England Compost is managing your organic material in Danbury at Taylor Farm. New England Compost is a member of the U.S. Composting Council and the Connecticut Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (CT NOFA). Baystate Organic Certifiers has approved the compost for organic farming.