DEEP: Food Residual Composting Facilities

Food Residual Composting Facilities

The following tables identify the composting facilities approved and anaerobic digestion facilities undergoing permit review by the DEEP that are allowed to accept food residuals. 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 residual 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.  It will not display well using Internet Explorer.

Volume Reduction 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
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
John Gundlach

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


Proposed Anaerobic Digestion Volume Reduction Facilities

These facilities have applied to the DEEP Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance for solid waste volume reduction plant permits and are currently under technical review. If permitted, the facilities will receive and process various organics materials in addition to food residuals. This is not an official public notice. The status of these permit applications will be updated periodically as milestones in the process are reached.  All application materials are available for public review in the DEEP Records File Room during their regular business hours.  To understand the permitting process, please refer to our solid waste permitting resources, specifically the solid waste permitting fact sheet.  For additional information on these applications you may contact one of the Solid Waste Permitting Supervisors at 860-424-3366.

Facility Name AD Capacity Tons/Day
NTD* Date
255 Bostwick Ave.
Bridgeport Bioenergy Facility, LLC
730 TPD
Food Waste
FOG (fats/oils/grease)
Biosolids (sewage sludge) kept separate from food waste
ext. 242
Second Quarter 2015
111 Spring St.
Turning Earth of Central CT, LLC
326 TPD
Food Waste
FOG (fats/oils/grease)
Clean Wood, Leaves & Grass Clippings
ext. 2
Second Quarter 2015
49 DePaolo Dr.
Supreme Energy and Recycling
144 TPD
Food Waste
FOG (fats/oils/grease)
Clean Wood, Leaves & Grass Clippings
Second Quarter 2015

*NTD (Notice of Tentative Determination). These projected timeframes for the issuance of public notices regarding the applications are estimated based on the current status of DEEPís review.  This table is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a firm timeframe for publicly noticing a tentative determination on any application.

Content Last Updated May 20, 2015

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