Feed The Earth Middletown
The City of Middletown Sanitation District is working with Blue Earth Compost to help restaurants minimize food waste and reduce what is going to landfills and incinerators. By separating food waste it can be a valuable resource that can be turned into compost and create clean energy. Traditional waste disposal methods contribute to air and water pollution, increase greenhouse gas emission and contribute to climate change.
In the spring of 2021, the City and Blue Earth Compost partnered with local restaurants to initiate the Feed The Earth Middletown Campaign. Restaurants, and other businesses that generate food waste, and use the Sanitation District service are able to receive separate carts for food waste and start their path to a more sustainable waste disposal practice.
Items that are acceptable in the program are listed here.
There is no charge to Sanitation District customers for this service.
Press Conference Launch Announcement - Mayor Ben Florsheim held a press conference to announce the program on July 13, 2021. Speakers included Mayor Florsheim, Deputy Director of Public Works, Chris Holden, Brewbakers Chef and Owner Philipp Aigner, Blue Earth Compost Co Owner, Sam King and Middletown's Recycling Coordinator, Kim O'Rourke.
The Feed The Earth program is currently being phased in throughout the Sanitation District. Please contact the Middletown Recycling Coordinator if you are a business serviced by the District and have not started this service yet.
Thank you to our businesses already participating in this program and separating their food waste!
- Thai Gardens
- Stella Doro
- Cake, Batter & Roll Bakery
- Klekolo Coffee Shop
- Mondo Pizza
- Abyssinian Ethiopian
- Mezzo Grill
- Sweet Harmony
- Tschudin Chocolates
- Prince House
- Wild Orchid
- Story and Soil
- Perk on Main*
- It's Only Natural Restaurant*