Got space in your backyard and want to start your own compost pile? Great idea:) You've got a few option.
Food Scrap Program at the town Transfer Station
The town's new Food Scrap Recycling program is coming soon (this fall!) and it couldn't be easier to use. First - you'll need a permit sticker for access to the transfer station. Apply for the permit via the town website. Next, you'll need a bin for collecting your compost. Use something lying around your house, or head to Weed and Druyea to pick up a compost bin or bucket. Fill your bucket with any and all FOOD SCRAPS (meat, bones, dairy, eggs, oils, starches, veggies - IT ALL GOES IN!) and take it the the transfer station at your convinces to empty. IMPORTANT: nothing but food can go in the food scrap collection, with one exception; you can line your bucket with bio bags (also sold at Weed and Druyea). NOTE: THESE ARE NOT THE SAME AS PRIDUCE BAGS, WHICH CANNOT GO IN!. Working together, we New Canaanites will be able to diver about 1 ton of food waste PER WEEK from our municipal waste stream.
So...you've got a backyard, and you've got food scraps. But can you truly create an easy compost system at your home? YES!!
Step 1: COMING SOON