Bridgewater Starts Residential Curbside Pickup Of Food Waste Pilot Project

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The town of Bridgewater will be the first in Connecticut to offer curbside pickup of food scraps and organic waste. 130 families in the town have volunteered to be a part of the 6 month pilot project. They will have their food scraps and organic waste picked up weekly by All American Waste and brought to either New Milford Farms or New England Compost in Danbury. After the 6 month pilot has concluded, the families participating will receive a bag of compost material to use with the soil in their yards.

A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of the project was held at The Burnham School on Friday, April 4, 2014. Speakers included Jen Iannucci, Assistant Director of Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority, Eric Frederickson of All American Waste and Macky McCleary, Deputy Commissioner of DEEP.

All American Waste offers a wide range of services including options for food scraps/organics collection and recycling.  To learn more see All American Waste’s flyer.

To read more information about Bridgewater’s pilot project, you can read this NewsTimes article.

Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon cutting ceremony at The Burnham School in Bridgewater, CT on April 4, 2014. From left, Macky McCleary, Deputy Commissioner of DEEP, Curtis Read, First Selectman of Ridgefield, Jen Iannucci, Asst. Director of HRRA, Jeff Demers, of New England Composting, and Eric Frederickson, of All American Waste.
Organics Recycling In Action
Organic waste is emptied into an All American Waste truck with students from The Burnham School in Bridgewater, CT looking on. The school is working with All American Waste and the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority to become the first program in Connecticut of its kind. April 4, 2014.
Jen Iannucci
Jen Iannucci, Asst. Director of Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority, speaks at The Burnham School during the launch of the first Curbside Organic Pilot Program of its kind in the state in Bridgewater, Conn. Friday, April 4, 2014. The school is working with All American Waste and the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority to bring the program to life Friday.
Eric Frederickson
Eric Frederickson, of All American Waste, speaks at The Burnham School during the launch of the first Curbside Organic Pilot Program of its kind in the state in Bridgewater, Conn. Friday, April 4, 2014. The school is working with All American Waste and the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority to bring the program to life Friday.
Macky McCleary
Macky McCleary, Deputy Commissioner of DEEP, speaks at The Burnham School during the launch of the first Curbside Organic Pilot Program of its kind in the state in Bridgewater, Conn. Friday, April 4, 2014. The school is working with All American Waste and the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority to bring the program to life Friday.
All American Waste Truck
An All American Waste truck parked in front of The Burnham School in Bridgewater, Connecticut on April 4, 2014 to launch the states’ first Curbside Organic Pilot Program to run for 6 months in cooperation with Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority.
Burnham School
Students from The Burnham School in Bridgewater, Connecticut look on as organic waste is emptied into an All American Waste truck during the launch of the Curbside Organic Pilot Program on Friday, April 4, 2014. The school is working with All American Waste and the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority to offer the first program of its kind in Connecticut.
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