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Compost Series: Large/Municipal and Commercial Scale Composting - Shared screen with speaker view
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
26:37
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Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
28:35
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Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
29:58
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Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
30:50
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Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
33:12
CET's webpage with Connecticut based resources https://wastedfood.cetonline.org/states/connecticut/
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
34:48
Brent.Madho@ct.gov
Cynthia Rabinowitz, Northwest Conservation District
39:49
Can any PE submit Mgt. & Ops. Plans? Or are there engineers specially qualified in this area?
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
53:03
Farm-Based Anaerobic Digesters - Fact Sheet https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/Permits_and_Licenses/Factsheets_General/Farm-Anaerobic-Digester-Factsheet.pdf
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
53:40
CT DEEP Composting and Organics https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Waste-Management-and-Disposal/Organics-Recycling/Composting-and-Organics-Recycling
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
54:03
CT DEEP Food Waste Composting Facilities https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Waste-Management-and-Disposal/Organics-Recycling/Food-Residual-Composting-Facilities
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
01:06:27
Please post your questions here for Brent or Doug.
Kristin Clancy
01:10:12
how much do you process every year?
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
01:10:18
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Doug Colter
01:17:55
I neglected to give credit to the RecycleCT Foundation for 14,500 in funding for our food waste compost program. Many thanks for this valuable support!
Caty Poole
01:26:36
Does the site in West Haven have any covered sorting or other areas, protected from the elements?
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
01:28:30
Are there any farms in CT using this approach to managing farm waste including those with animal manures?
Doug Colter
01:28:30
Hi Caty,
Jim Davis
01:28:55
Jim Davis, jim.davis@atlasorganics.net
Jim Davis
01:29:06
Thanks!
Doug Colter
01:29:19
no, there are no structures on site, but if we want to convert to a real permit from our demo permit we would have to have the tipping and mixing bin indoors.
Leah Retherford - Speaker Atlas Organics
01:29:27
Leah Retherford leah.retherford@atlasorganics.net
Caty Poole
01:34:09
Thanks Doug. Massaro Farm is seriously consider a farm compost setup that would allow our CSA subscribers to drop off food waste.
Domingo Medina
01:37:14
David what was the bulk density of your 4:1 or 3:1 mix?
Domingo Medina
01:42:08
David, how many days it took from building the pile, active composting and curing?
Caty Poole
01:43:44
If there’s a follow up email, perhaps you can include a list of the contacts that the presenters had in their slides.
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
01:44:41
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Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
01:45:57
Cory - question is specific to ASP - I guess not .
Brian Bartram - Salisbury/Sharon TS
01:46:42
contaminates in food scraps were a problem on a dairy farm.
Kathleen Connolly
01:51:23
are single-use utensils ever included in the processes we've seen today?
Doug Colter
01:52:55
The pile temperatures do not get hot enough to break down compostible utensils
Leah Retherford - Speaker Atlas Organics
01:53:16
For ASP they do.
Cynthia Rabinowitz, Northwest Conservation District
01:55:54
Woo hoo! I like that
Kathleen Connolly
01:57:25
What is the right terminology for the plastics that truly decompose, rather than break into microplastics?
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
01:57:48
CT DEEP recommends that "compostable" food service ware, bags and utensils be BPI certified, which also tests for PFAS. https://bpiworld.org/
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
01:59:48
Enjoy your 10 minute break. Please stay signed in.
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
02:00:18
We'll see you here again at 4:45!
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
02:13:09
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Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
02:13:53
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Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
02:15:54
CT Business Recycling Assistance https://www.centerforecotechnology.org/ctwasteassistance/
Gail Reynolds
02:19:04
Yay, Barbara Bettigole! My college classmate.
Roslyn Reeps
02:26:43
Could you please go back to the cost page? Do you know how much the same amount of compost would have been to dispose of as trash (you said it would’ve been much less, how much less)? Do you see the costs getting less as you already have the start-up materials and signage? Did you have any help with coming up with messaging for your program? How did you pick the households in your pilot program?
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
02:30:13
Would households be willing to pay a fee to compost? Did you survey those in the pilot to know....seems like it was about $75 per participant in the pilot?
Caty Poole
02:34:46
Amanda, this is an approach that Woodbridge is taking in applying for a grant to support food waste diversion.
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
02:35:23
Good to know Caty
Roslyn Reeps
02:45:11
You mentioned that you saved money collecting food scraps for composting. Do you know exactly how much money you saved? Why did you choose to start with businesses rather than schools?
Pamela Roach
02:45:36
Great work Kim!
Cynthia Rabinowitz, Northwest Conservation District
02:45:59
Great presentations!
Jane Brawerman
02:48:05
Have you considered working with the hospital, which is close to the District, if not in it?
Cynthia Rabinowitz, Northwest Conservation District
02:58:08
nice video!
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
02:58:50
That's great!
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
02:59:01
That video is so happy!
Roslyn Reeps
03:08:10
Was the $25 fee (is it per year) a hurdle for some to participants? Did this program save the town money vs. trash disposal/tipping fees? Is Waste Free Greenwich receiving any money for this work or are you a volunteer organization?
Roslyn Reeps
03:11:36
Incredible! What a lot of great work from a volunteer organization!
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
03:11:59
Thank you to our speakers and participants today. Please take this brief survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XByvqCLMiPVZXoeHwchftKcT9va-5FWNyXoejzfy2iQ/edit We appreciate your feedback!!
Tom Auray
03:12:18
Julie-Are there any programs that operate with multiple towns to cut costs as a regional effort?
Kathleen Connolly
03:12:21
What are the opportunities for distributing food to people or animals in need of supply?
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
03:14:20
FAIRFIELD COUNTYFood Rescue US - Fairfield CountyDanielle Blainedanielle@foodrescue.us800-280-3298 ext 10Learn more here!NORTHWEST CONNECTICUTFood Rescue US - Northwest CTKathy Minckminckkathy@gmail.com860-309-7553Learn more here!HARTFORDFood Rescue US - HartfordKathy BeckwithKathyb@foodrescue.us203-739-9176
Roslyn Reeps
03:14:21
Do any of the communities that presented here have unit based pricing/pay as you throw? Did any of the towns try to implement UBP and failed besides Greenwich? Did the process to implement food scrap collection have any parallels to a UBP process implementation?
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
03:14:30
Greater New Haven area: https://www.havensharvest.org/about-us
Jane Brawerman
03:15:50
Thank you to all for the very informative presentations!
Amanda Fargo-Johnson, CT RC&D
03:15:56
Be sure to register for the May 21st tour here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-ct-compost-series-tour-3-largemunicipal-scale-composting-tour-tickets-304917084207 Registration is limited and required
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
03:16:37
Bright Feeds - hopes to be in operation by July 2022 in Connecticut https://brightfeeds.com/
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
03:21:28
Thanks for these great presentations to share this exciting programs!
Roslyn Reeps
03:21:47
Thanks so much! This was great!
Kathleen Connolly
03:22:11
Many thanks. I have much greater awareness of the particulars as a result of listening! Kathy
Sherill Baldwin she/her CT DEEP
03:22:12
Thank you to our speakers and participants today. Please take this brief survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XByvqCLMiPVZXoeHwchftKcT9va-5FWNyXoejzfy2iQ/edit We appreciate your feedback!!