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Recycling Starter Kits

Starter Kits may be purchased at:

  • Events that we participate in

  • 1st Sunday of the month - Eye Recycle Bottle & Can Redemption event from 12 pm to 3 pm, 800 Main Street South, Southbury, CT.

  • Or, send an email to

Kit Pricing:

  • Full kit: transport bin, countertop bin, and BPI-certified bags for both bins - $35

  • Countertop bin while they last $7

  • BPI-certified compostable bags 2.6 gal. (Qty 25) $3

  • BPI-certified compostable bags 7 gal. (Qty 50) $10

  • Replacement bags may also be purchased on Amazon or Chatfield True Value Hardware (please ensure they say "BPI-certified compostable"). 


Information Session about


Southbury Transfer Station

Food Scraps Recycling Pilot

Please help us make this a success by:

  • Inform and educate participants

  • Sell Food Scrap Recycling Kits

Click HERE To Volunteer

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Accepted Items

ALL FOOD, including:

  • Fruits including pits (remove stickers)

  • Vegetables (remove stickers, bands, ties)

  • Meat and Poultry (bones ok)

  • Fish and Shellfish (shells ok)

  • Dairy Products

  • Bread and Pasta

  • Rice and Grains

  • Egg Shells

  • Chips and Snacks (no packaging)

  • Nuts and Seeds

  • Leftover, Spoiled and Expired Food (cooked ok)

  • Coffee Grounds (paper filters ok)

  • Tea Bags (no staples or plastic strings/bags)

  • Paper Towels and Napkins (with food waste only, NO chemicals)

  • Bouquet of Cut Flowers

  • BPI Certified Compostable Bags (no plastic bags)

Items Not Accepted

  • Plastic bags, plastic packaging, and wrappers are never allowed in the bins. Plastic does not biodegrade and therefore will contaminate the compost. Use only BPI certified compostable bags or no bags.

  • Baby/Hand wipes and diapers are never allowed in the bins. They are synthetic, do not biodegrade and will contaminate the compost.

  • Pet waste

  • Cornstarch packing peanuts

  • Compostable insulation

  • Compostable paper plates, utensils, or cups

  • Other types of compostable bags (Only BPI Certified))

  • Roadkill

  • Yard Waste

  • Paper towels with cleaning chemicals

  • Tissues  (used or not)

If unsure about an item, please email before putting it in the bin:

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Food Waste Recycling FAQ's

  • What are BPI certified compostable bags?    Answer...

  • Do I need to use BPI certified compostable bags?    Answer...

  • Do I need a transfer station permit?    Answer...

  • Where is our food waste taken?   Answer...

  • Do I need to buy a starter kit to participate?   Answer...

  • If something is marked "compostable," can I recycle it with food waste?  Answer...

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