Oneida County Food to Energy Project

Food to Energy Project

Coordinated with the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority

In upstate New York, the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (OHSWA) and Oneida County/Oneida County Department of Water Quality and Water Pollution Control (Oneida County), with adjacent facilities in the city of Utica, have partnered to create a Food2Energy program to divert food waste from landfill to anaerobic digestion. The partnership, initiated prior to New York State enacting the Food Donation and Food Scrap Recycling Act, provides a food scrap recycling option for food scrap generators, including the large generators of food scraps located within 25 miles of the facility (which includes most of Oneida and Herkimer Counties) that are covered under the new recycling mandate effective January 2022.

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