The Town of Ridgefield wants your food scraps!
Ridgefield residents are invited to sign up for the NEW Organics Food Scraps Recycling program!
Ridgefield will be a leader in the state for waste reduction. More food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste, nationwide.
The Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) in collaboration with the town of Ridgefield will be kicking-off the first of its kind organics (food scraps) collection programs in the state of Connecticut at the recycling center on Saturday, November 14th at 10am.
Ridgefield residents who sign up for the organics program will receive a free collection kit (1 gallon kitchen collection bin, 6 months of compostable bags, 6 gallon carry container, educational material and more).
Residents will bring their organic waste to the recycling center as often as they would like and tip their 6 gallon container for $3. The fee covers the cost of transportation from the recycling center to New England Compost in Danbury where the material will be processed into compost.
ONLY FOOD Scraps are allowed in your bin. No PLASTIC items, stickers, rubber bands or twist ties!
Acceptable Food Waste Items for Organics (Food Scraps) Recycling Program:
* Meat, Poultry (bones also) Fish (including shellfish)
* Dairy Products
* Flower & Vegetable Garden Waste
* Houseplants & Flower Bouquets
* Fruits & Nuts (including pits)
* Vegetables ***Remove stickers, bands and ties***
* Bread, Pasta & Grains
* Sauces, Soup & Gravy
* Coffee Grounds & Filters
* Tea Bags
* Paper Towels & Napkins
* Egg Shells
* Plate Scrapings
Click here to become part of Ridgefield's Organic Compost Program.