Diverting Food Waste From The Regional Landfill
The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority has constructed a facility that allows for the recovery of food scraps in order to divert them from the Regional Landfill and recover them for energy. With Food2Energy, we are able to divert food waste, which makes up roughly 22% of the waste stream, from the Regional Landfill.
With Food2Energy, we are able to divert food waste, which makes up roughly 22% of the waste stream, from the Regional Landfill.
Simple & Cost Effective
Food2Energy saves $22/ton on waste disposal!
Food2Energy is simple and cost-effective! The tipping fee for garbage in Oneida & Herkimer Counties is currently $62/ton, while the tipping fee for Food2Energy is $40/ton.
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Bags & Packaging Accepted
Food scraps may be delivered in bags and there is no requirement to remove packaging.
The Authority is able to separate the packaging from the food scraps. The recovered food scraps are sent to the Oneida County Waste Water Treatment Plant where they are turned into energy through a process called Anaerobic Digestion.
How Food2Energy Works
- All meat & fish(including bones)
- Pet food
- All fruits & vegetables
- Cereals & grains
- Bakery waste, including dry goods like flour
- Restaurant food scraps
- Cafeteria food scraps, plate scrapings
- Dairy products
- Expired food
- Liquids like milk, soda or beer
- Packaged food waste
- Food processor byproducts
- Coffee filters
- Greasy pizza boxes and paper bags
- Paper cups and plates
- Paper ice cream containers(metal rim is OK)
- Paper napkins, tissues and paper towels
- Paper takeout boxes and containers
No waste containing antibacterial chemicals
No municipal solid waste
No non-food related industrial wastes
No leaf and yard debris
No waste with >5% contamination
No clean recyclables(i.e. paper, plastic, metal, glass)
No plastic film intended for recycling
No foil-backed or plastic-backed paper
No juice or soy milk type boxes with foil liner
No cooking oil
No glass jars or containers