7/29/2019 - Update on Town’s Food Recycling Pilot Program: Additional Seminar and Second Curbside Pickup Option Added

The Sustainable Fairfield Task Force (SFTF) and Town Solid Waste and Recycling Department and Commission announced today that the pilot program for recycling wasted food, announced on July 18, now includes an additional informational seminar on home composting and another option for curbside pickup of food waste for composting.

A free seminar on how to compost food scraps at home will be offered on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7 pm at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport. As previously announced, seminars will also be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road, and Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm at the Fairfield Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.

Attendees will receive a free under-sink composting bin and sample composting bags and can also receive a 20% discount on a backyard bin purchased at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department in Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road.

One free month of curbside pickup of food waste, as well as free set-up of the service, will be offered by Action Container to Fairfield residents who, when signing up, mention the offer code SUSTAINABLEFFLD (a total savings of $57). Residents can sign up at

As previously announced, one free month of pick-up service is also being offered by Curbside Compost to Fairfield residents who sign up at and mention the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force.

For questions or more information, please contact Becky Bunnell at (203) 550-6540. To learn more about the Board of Selectmen-appointed resident volunteer SFTF, please click here.

The photo shows the dedicated members of the SFTF who work to encourage community action supporting the broader use of clean, renewable energy sources Town-wide, creating opportunities for Town residents to take control of their energy costs and also help safeguard the environment.