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Interested in learning how to reduce food waste, or compost and not sure how to get started? Here are some resources to get you going.

For information on barrel composting

 

Food Scraps Pick-Up by a Licensed Hauler: 

I don’t want to compost at home. Is there a service that will pick up my food scraps?

Yes! There are 2 Westport licensed food scrap haulers, Action Containers and Curbside Compost. Visit their websites for program information and costs.

Mention Sustainable Westport in the comments section to get a one-time discount from Curbside Compost. Include the coupon  ZFWCWESTPORT for a one-time discount from Action Containers.

 

Starter Kits & Compostable Bags

Starter kits can be purchased at Earthplace, the Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, for $25 (Discounts for income-eligible are available as funding allows). Call first to confirm kits are available: (203) 557-4400. Contact  ZeroWaste@SustainableWestport.org  first to confirm availability.

Kits include one 2-gallon countertop pail, one 6-gallon home storage & transportation bin, and one roll of 25 compostable bags for your pail. Payment to Earthplace can be made by cash, check or credit card. Starter kits are available to qualified income-eligible for free, as long as funding lasts. (Donations-no amount too small-will enable this free program to continue).

This video https://youtu.be/qBhIBupHIiQ made by Scarsdale’s Food Scrap Recycling program, gives Westporters answers to FAQ. Unlike Scarsdale, the industrial Composting facilities in CT ask that you exclude the following:
-tissues, chopsticks, popsicle sticks

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