Town of Deep River, CT​

Food Scrap Collection

As part of the pilot program, all Transfer Station permit holders will receive an allotment of free trash and food scraps bags to use for the duration of the pilot. Each household will receive a supply of 8-gallon green bags for food scraps, along with a supply of 15-gallon orange bags for trash.

You will be able to pick up your free bags at the Transfer Station on January 25, 27, 28, 29 or February 1, 3, 4, and 5.

The program begins February 1st, 2023

Fill It!!

Line a lidded container with a green bag and fill it with food scraps

Drop It!!

When you come to the transfer station, please place your securely tied green food scraps bag in the designated containers

Please follow the guidance below on how to properly use your green bags in our program:

How to collect food scraps at home

The most popular and convenient option is to line a small, lidded container with your green bag and place it in your kitchen near where you prepare and store your food or next to your existing trash and recycling containers. There’s no right way to do this – find a method that works best for your household. You may already have a small container at home, such as an empty 5-gallon pail from kitty litter, paint, or ice melt.  You can also purchase a low-cost container at your local home or hardware store.

Other suggestions are to store food scraps scraps in a small, lidded container on your counter or under your sink, store in a lidded container in your garage, or store scraps in the bag or other container in your fridge or freezer.

Before you head to the Transfer Station, check your fridge for any spoiled food and place into your green bag. Securely tie the green bag and bring to the Transfer Station and place in the designated container.

Check out our FAQs for more tips and suggestions for managing food scraps at home!


Some households are using a 3-bin system in their kitchens to make it easier to sort trash, recycling, and food scraps at home. Check your local home wares store for options!

More Information

For more information, please contact the Town of Deep River Selectmen’s Office

Deep River Town Hall is open

Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm


Town of Deep River
174 Main Street

860-526-6020, option 1


Transfer Station

Town of Deep River

Municipal Transfer Station
220 Winthrop Road

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 8am-4pm