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Compost collection offered to food scraps pilot program participants


KENT – Kent residents were happy to collect beautiful, dark compost Sunday, April 21 at the Kent Transfer Station.

Pete Myers of Kent scoops up compost April 21 after participating in the town’s food scraps composting program since July 2023. Tiffany Carlson of the Housatonic Resource Recovery Authority (HRRA) spoke with those picking up their three buckets full. Compost will be available again Sunday at the Kent Transfer Station. Photo by Lynn Mellis Worthington

Tiffany Carlson from Housatonic Resource Recovery Authority (HRRA) was greeting people and talking about the Food Scraps pilot program that began in July 2023. Those who participated in the pilot program were able to collect three buckets full of compost.

She encouraged people to send the town or HRRA images of their plants or gardens that are helped with the compost. HRRA likes to include images in its reports to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on programs, such as the food scraps one, that are funded by state grants.

Compost will be available again on Sunday April 28 at the Kent Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Karina O’Meara of Kent collects compost April 21 at the Kent Transfer Station. She and her mother participated in the town’s food scraps composting program since July 2023. Photo by Lynn Mellis Worthington
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