With approximately 40% of food being wasted in the US and our landfills rapidly reaching capacity, composting is becoming an increasingly important component of the waste management infrastructure. New Milford Farms, a composting facility located in New Milford, CT, is part of a network of composting facilities ensuring that wasted food is put to good
Why is Wasted Food a Problem? According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture, 30-40% of the food in America is wasted. In 2017 alone, almost 41 million tons of food waste were generated and only 6.3% of that waste was diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting. Wasted food also represents a significant misallocation of resources.
Composting is a process of reusing your leftover food scraps and yard waste to produce fertilizer. It’s a great way to improve the health of your backyard and reduce the amount of organic waste going to the landfill or waste-to-energy facility. Right now, 50% of trash going to the landfill is compostable, which includes
Thank you to everyone who showed up to our annual EcoBuilding Bash this past Saturday! We had a great turnout with over 200 guests in attendance. This event is our way of celebrating reuse and our customers, while also providing home improvement tips from industry experts. We loved meeting our guests in the lumber yard
The temperatures are rising and the flowers are blooming! With the longer days and warmer weather comes some yard work. While you’re getting your lawn and gardens ready for the season, we have a few tips that can help you save money while reducing waste and your carbon impact! Compost yard waste You’re going to