© 2024 WSHU
NPR News & Classical Music
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
89.9 FM is currently running on reduced power. 89.9 HD1 and HD2 are off the air. While we work to fix the issue, we recommend downloading the WSHU app.

West Haven rolls out food scrap waste program

West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi stands with West Haven Public Works Commissioner Tom McCarthy to announce a new food scrap waste program outside City Hall on Tuesday.
Michael Lyle, Jr.
/
WSHU
West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi stands with West Haven Public Works Commissioner Tom McCarthy to announce a new food scrap waste program outside City Hall on Tuesday.

West Haven will soon become the first city in Connecticut to offer a curbside food scrap program to all single-family residents.

The program will distribute two bags to residents so they can easily separate their food scraps from their regular trash. 

The bags can be taken to the curb to be collected. 

Mayor Nancy Rossi said the program is critical to fixing the city’s waste disposal crisis. 

“I know the citizens of West Haven care about their environment and I know they care about city financing," said Rossi. "I am happy to announce that this program addresses both concerns.”

The program is being funded by a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. 

It will begin on November 7 as part of a nine-month trial process.  Residents who are eligible can participate for free.

Mike Lyle is a former reporter and host at WSHU.