GLRPPR Sector Resource: DEEP Organics Mapping Project
DEEP Organics Mapping Project
The Connecticut DEEP has identified the need to capture institutional and commercial food scrap in order to increase recycling rates and to avoid the need for expanded waste incineration and disposal.
Toward this end, the Department funded a project in 2001 that identified, quantified, and mapped all of the large-scale commercial and institutional locations in Connecticut where potentially recyclable food scrap is generated, and matched those sources against the state's transportation network and current composting infrastructure. In the spring of 2012, this project was updated with the help of the EPA Region 1 using 2011 data. An entrepreneur, composter, hauler or waste manager can not only see where food generators are located, but can use the information to line-up new accounts, select the right collection vehicles, design efficient transportation routes, and choose logical locations to site new organics recycling facilities. Both the original and updated sets of maps, data, and reports are available on this webpage.
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
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