Food waste generators and processors
State law requires commercial and industrial food waste producers like grocery stores, food production operations, wholesalers and distributors that generate 104 tons of food waste a year (that’s two tons a week), and are within 20 miles of food waste processors to separate their food scraps and take them there. But the three processors (green circle on the map) – all compost operations – are in corners of the state away from the main corridors of food waste production. Four more centrally located anaerobic digesters (red circle on the map) that turn food waste into electricity are in the permitting process and could help solve some of the problem.

The large green and red circles are the 20-mile radius around the processors and planned anaerobic digesters.
Compost sites
Planned anaerobic digesters
Food waster generators
Alvin Chang / CT Mirror
Source: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection