11 Aug '11, 6pm

#WeLove Compost! Connecticut passes new food scrap bill mandating composting for some businesses

#WeLove Compost! Connecticut passes new food scrap bill mandating composting for some businesses

Connecticut will soon join the growing list of states and municipalities putting laws on the books to keep food waste out of landfills. Gov. Dannel Malloy recently signed a bill enacting a food scrap composting program for the state. The new law, which will go into effect on Oct. 1, requires all businesses that generate more than 104 tons of food scraps annually to compost it. Businesses expected to fall under this category include food manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and supermarkets. Curbside compost collection for residents is not a part of the program (yet), but the law will greatly decrease organic waste the state sends to landfills. The EPA estimates that up to 90 percent of the waste thrown out by businesses like supermarkets is food scraps. But food scraps aren’t the only type of waste that will be diverted through the new legislation. The law also applies...

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