Town of Middlebury, CT
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. This facility was relied on by 36 Connecticut communities, leaving them without a disposal site.
This loss of trash disposal capacity is significantly affecting ALL Connecticut communities.
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.
It Will Be Easy to Participate
Residents in participating pilot communities will receive an allotment of free colored-coded bags for the duration of the pilot:
1 green (8-gallon) food scrap bag per week for food scraps
2 orange (15-gallon) tall kitchen bags per week for non-recyclable household trash
Recycling of paper & cardboard and bottles & cans will continue as usual.
Residents should tie and close each of the orange and green bags and place out for collection each week or bring to their drop-off center for disposal.
The food scraps will be captured and converted to green energy.
Learn more at the links at the top of the page!
1 Service Road
Middlebury, CT 06762
Tuesday 7:00AM – 2:45PM
Wednesday 7:00AM – 2:45AM
Thursday 7:00AM – 2:45PM
Friday 7:00AM – 2:45PM
Saturday 7:30AM – 3:15PM