DEEP: Food Residual Composting Facilities

Food Residual Composting Facilities

The following tables identify the composting facilities approved 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, theses 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. 
Most 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. 

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 Volume Tons/Yr Types
of Materials
Contact Phone
235 Sadds Mill Rd.
New England
(Thompson Farm Volume Reduction Plant)
43,500 Leaves, mixed yard waste, ground clean wood, food waste, paper mill sludge/fiber, drinking water treatment residuals, vegetable slurry, horse manure & stable bedding
Chris Field
860-674-8855 ext. 104
60 Boardman Rd.
New Milford Farms
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.
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 Volume CY/Yr Types
of Materials
Contact Phone
57 Great Plain Rd.
New England Compost, LLC
horse manure & stable bedding (4,000 cy); commercial food waste (1,000 cy)
Jeff Demers


For further information, please contact K.C. Alexander, DEEP Recycling Program at 860-424-3239.

Content Last Updated September 17, 2014

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