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Composting of Food Scraps at the Orange Transfer Station & Recycling Center

It's easy. Food Scraps Are Now Being Collected at the Transfer Station

What you need to know: 
  • Residents may put food scraps in the four large bins between the hopper and the Goodwill trailer
  • This will save the town $$ on trash disposal, while improving sustainability
  • This is for drop-off only - NOT for taking compost material from bins
Items to put in the bins:
  • Fruits, vegetables, peels, and pits
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Dairy products
  • Meat and poultry, including bones
  • Seafood, including shells
  • Coffee grounds and tea bags
  • Baked goods
  • Chips and snacks
  • Rice and grains
  • Pet food
Items NOT accepted:
  • Coffee pods and filters
  • Plastic wrap
  • Take out containers
  • Plasticware
  • Paper goods
  • Metal or aluminum foil
  • Jars or glass
  • Pet waste
  • Any product packaging
Full Press Release - Recycling Opportunities Just Expanded in Orange - This is Pretty Cool! 
October 9, 2023, Orange, CT - Mitch Goldblatt, Chair of the Orange Recycling Committee, has announced that effective today, “Orange residents can now help reduce our municipal solid waste (MSW) by segregating their food scraps and depositing them at the Transfer Station and Recycling Center.”
In partnership with Country Disposal Services, 4 large green bins are now located at the top of the Transfer Station (between the Goodwill trailer and the hopper) for this collection. For those who compost at home, no action is required, but to help reduce our MSW and improve sustainability, residents are urged to bring food scraps that will be composted for agricultural uses by Country Disposal Services.
The Orange Recycling Committee with cooperation from the Board of Selectmen and Public Works Department has initiated this pilot program, which will not only reduce MSW tonnage being burned or buried, but will reduce town costs, as well. The cost of removal of the food scraps will be considerably less than the tipping fees currently being charged to the town for MSW removal.

Residents may bring food scraps and food waste to the Transfer Station during regular hours. Such material may be dumped directly into the bins or by means of plastic bags (which will be open and disposed of after removal from the transfer station).

(Items included and excluded listed above)

Signage to help direct residents is currently on order.
For updates, follow
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