DEEP: Food Residual Composting Facilities

Food Waste Composting Facilities

The following tables identify the permitted composting and anaerobic digestion facilities allowed to accept food waste and the facilities undergoing permit review by the DEEP. The type of permit they have, e.g. volume reduction or small scale, is largely depended upon the quantity and types of source separated organics they process.  Their permits dictate compliance with specific thresholds and material types, site plans, operation & management plans, reporting, and in some cases monitoring. As such, these facilities may impose quality standards for incoming materials to maintain operational compliance and product consistency.  They may not be allowed or willing to accept everything that a generator wishes to deliver. If you are a waste generator or hauler and want to tip organic feedstocks, please contact the facility directly to confirm and coordinate delivery. 
Some of these facilities sell compost, usually in bulk quantities, to the public, general contractors, and to wholesale/retail markets.  Bagged compost may or may not be available.  Those people wishing to purchase bulk loads are advised to call the contact person first to schedule delivery or pick-up, and to check on price.
To locate these facilities, please look them up on our interactive GIS mapping tool of food waste generators and processing facilities.  This is a large file and may take a few seconds to load completely.  NOTE: This map is best viewed using the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. 

Permitted Volume Reduction Anaerobic Digestion and Food Waste Composting Facilities

These facilities hold an individual solid waste permit for the Construction and Operation of a Solid Waste Facility.
Town Facility Name
Types of Materials
and Recycling Process
Contact Phone
255 Bostwick Ave.
Bridgeport Bioenergy Facility, LLC
900 TPD
Food Waste
FOG (fats/oils/grease)
Biosolids (sewage sludge) kept separate from food waste
Anaerobic Digester
(Not constructed to date)
Deo Phagoo
ext. 242
235 Sadds Mill Rd.
New England
(Thompson Farm Volume Reduction Plant)
Leaves, mixed yard waste, ground clean wood, food waste, paper mill sludge/fiber, drinking water treatment residuals, vegetable slurry, horse manure & stable bedding
Outdoor Turned Windrow
Chris Field
860-674-8855 ext. 104
60 Boardman Rd.
New Milford Farms
151,865 TPY
Food processing waste, yard and wood waste, livestock manures and bedding, food from restaurant and meal preparation establishments, hydrolyzed plant protein from on-site landfill, compostble plastics & coatings meeting ASTM D6400 & ASTM D6868 and certified by BPI.
Indoor Turned Windrow with Forced Aeration
Raphael Moura

250 Universal Drive 
City Wide Energy Action, LLC
200 TPD
Food Waste
FOG (fats/oils/grease)

Anaerobic Digester
(Not constructed to date)

Mark Lembo


111 Spring St.
Turning Earth of Central CT, LLC 265 TPD
Food Waste
Clean Wood, Leaves & Grass Clippings
Anaerobic Digester   
(Not constructed to date)
Amy McCrae Kessler
ext. 2
49 DePaolo Dr.
Supreme Energy and Recycling
336 TPD
Food Waste, Food processing residue, liquid beverages, FOG (fats/oils/grease)
Anaerobic Digester 
Operational as of December 2016
Mark Vigneault

Small Scale Composting Facilities

These facilities are registered under the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity.

Town Facility Name
Types of Materials
and Recycling Process
Contact Phone
57 Great Plain Rd.
New England Compost, LLC
Horse manure & stable bedding (4,000 cy); commercial food waste (1,000 cy)
Outdoor Turned Windrow
Jeff Demers



Content Last Updated February 2020

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