Guilford/Madison Pilot

Program Details

Connecticut is Facing a Trash Crisis
  • Waste disposal capacity in the US is shrinking.

  • The New England region is expected to lose 40% of its trash disposal capacity in the next 5 years and up to 100% by 2040.

  • The MIRA incinerator in Hartford, is no longer burning trash. Thirty-five communities in the state relied on that facility for trash disposal and now that material is brought to the remaining facilities, increasing pricing for all CT municipalities, including Guilford and Madison.

  • Siting a new incinerator or landfill in our Town is not a good option.

  • The alternative of trucking CT trash up to 600 miles out of state is expensive and not sustainable. We need a new approach.

We Need to Reduce Waste
  • Food scraps make up 20% of the waste we currently throw away and can easily be converted to energy and compost right here in Connecticut.

  • Weekly Curbside Food Scrap Co-Collection would allow residents to recycle their food scraps with no additional transportation costs.

  • Removing food waste from the trash and converting those scraps into clean, renewable energy can save us money.

Guilford and Madison Are Being Proactive
  • Both Guilford and Madison received grants from DEEP to implement a curbside co-collection and transfer station pilot program in their communities.

  • The pilot program will allow the Towns and our residents to try the program before deciding if we want to make it permanent. The co-collection pilot program has concluded.  If you wish to continue to collect your food scraps for anerobic digestion, please do so, they can be dropped off at the transfer station for free.  

Town of Guilford, CT

For more information, please contact

Guilford Town Hall

31 Park Street
Guilford, CT 06437

(203) 453-8015

Guilford Town Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Town of Madison, CT

For more information, please contact

Madison Department of Public Works

8 Campus Drive
Madison, CT 06443

(203) 245-5611

Madison Public Works is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4pm. Friday from 8:30am-noon.