Stonington Announces New Food Waste Collection Pilot Program!!

curbside set up

 

To help Stonington residents remove heavy, wet food waste from their yellow bags which are incinerated at Wheelabrator Lisbon, the Town of Stonington is excited to announce the Stonington Food Waste Curbside Collection Pilot Program!!  All households will be receiving a mailer detailing the program, made possible by a much-appreciated Sustainable Materials Management Grant from the CT DEEP. The contracted trash hauler, F.E. Crandall Disposal, will be picking up green bags (Town supplied) that residents have filled with separated food waste from the non-recyclable trash of their yellow bag. Stonington’s food waste will now be brought to Quantum BioPower where it will be turned into renewable energy and further composted. We look forward to kicking off Waste Not Stonington!

If you missed one of our 3 bag distribution events where residents can pick up 50 FREE additional bags for the program AND a FREE 4 gallon compost pail with lid we have plenty available at the Solid Waste Department, 152 Elm Street, Stonington 9am - 4pm M-F.

How To Dispose Of Your New Green Bag

The Town of Stonington is VERY excited about our new food waste collection pilot program!  The program has been made possible through a Sustainable Materials Management Grant from the CT DEEP

We’re asking residents to separate their food waste from their yellow bag so it can be further processed into renewable energy and compost!

 If you have not picked up your FREE 4 gallon compost pail and FREE 50 green bags we have them available at the Town Hall, Solid Waste Dept

 Each week you can now place your food scraps out for pick up with your regularly scheduled trash disposal. The hauler has a truck for disposal of your recyclables      and a separate truck for disposal of your yellow bags.  He has now incorporated a 3rd truck to pick up the green food waste bags.

We are hearing from the hauler that some of the green bags are “very well hidden”. They are in the recycling bins, buried in containers holding yellow bags and not easily spotted by the food waste pick up team.

Let’s help our partner, Crandall Disposal make easy work of locating and disposing of your food scraps!  The green bags MUST be tied and it is suggested to leave the green bag in your new compost pail and place it next to your yellow bag and recycling OR if you put your trash out in the morning leave the bag on the ground for easy pick up!

Missed the pick up?  The Stonington Transfer Station has a dedicated 8YD Food Waste container for your convenience. Just bring in your bag and drop it in the   can!

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE NEW PROGRAM!

 

 

 

 

 

 ***CURBSIDE TRASH/RECYCLING COLLECTION***

As a friendly reminder!

All trash must be out for pick up before 6:30 a.m.

Trash must be in official Stonington yellow bags, tied and not overweight

Recyclables can be in any container, 32 gallon and under.  Recyclables in plastic bags will not be disposed.  Please flatten any cardboard  and please keep your recyclables secured to prevent the wind from blowing the contents down your street!      

THANK YOU!!                                                                                                             

                                                                                                 

transfer station

***TRANSFER STATION SCHEDULE***

Operating Hours:

Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Friday 9AM - 3PM

Wednesdays   CLOSED

Saturdays 8AM - 3PM

Sundays 8AM - 1PM

 

pink bag

PINK BAG PROGRAM

 Free Curbside collection of used clothing, shoes and accessories effective April 6, 2020

Beginning April 6, 2020, the Town of Stonington implemented the Curbside collection of used textiles: clothing, shoes and accessories. The service will be provided by Simple Recycling (www.simplerecycling.com) and will be free to the Town of Stonington and its' residents.  If you currently donate to a local organzation, please continue to do so.  This program is meant to offset the 85% of all textiles that are currently disposed of in the trash.    

How It Works:

The week before the program launched, Simple Recycling sent informational mailers to residents of the Town.  These mailers contained free Simple Recycling bags.  When cleaning out closets or disposing of unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories, residents can place them in the pink bags.  Residents can then place the Simple Recycling bags at the curb near their recycling container on their normal recycling collection day.  The Town’s contracted hauler will pick them up, free of charge. The hauler will leave replacement Simple Recycling bags at the curb.  If a resident is in need of a pink bag, You may pick one up at the Town Hall or the Transfer Station Gate House. 

Simple Recycling will collect a wide range of used textiles items.  The list of accepted items includes:

Used or New Clothing (men’s, women’s, children’s), Boots & Shoes, Bedding (sheets, pillow cases, blankets, comforters), Belts & Ties, Bras, Coats & Jackets, Fashion Accessories, Handbags & Purses, Hats & Gloves, Linens, Pillows, Sandals & Slippers (in pairs), Socks (single or in pairs), Stuffed Animals, Table Linens, Towels, Undergarments

For more information about the Simple Recycling program, residents can call 866-835-5068 or visit www.simplerecycling.com.

 

Remember:

  • Do not put recyclables in plastic bags of any kind.
  • Plastic food storage bags and film are not recyclable.
  • Do not include food contaminated paper with your recyclables.
  • Styrofoam (with or without the #6 recycling symbol) is not recyclable.

Contact the Recycling/Solid Waste Management Office

     @ 860-535-5099 regarding:

  • Garbage Bags
  • Licensing Information for Haulers
  • Commercial Trash Accounts

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jill Senior Director 860-535-5099
Jill Lusk Administrative Assistant 860-535-5099