Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Comment on Announcement from Covanta Energy and Turning Earth on Plans for an Organics Recycling Facility

News & Events on October 28th, 2013

Deputy Commissioner Macky McCleary of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection today issued the following comment on news of plans from Covanta Energy and Turning Earth to build and operate an organics recycling facility:

“The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has been actively encouraging projects aimed at diverting food wastes and other organic material from the waste stream,” said Deputy Commissioner Macky McCleary.  “This is exactly the approach needed to drive down solid waste disposal costs and make more appropriate use of resources.  It is also an approach supported by the state’s Solid Waste Management Plan and the Governor’s Modernizing Recycling Working Group.”

For more information:  DEEP Organics Comment 10-28-13