It’s not too often a new dump truck gets a lot of media attention, but, this one is a ‘first’ in Connecticut.

It is a “Food scrap dump truck.”
The truck is owned by ‘Blue Earth Compost”.
The company will pick up compostable food scraps from homes, businesses & events and delivers compost in return.

“food waste when it goes to the landfills is one of the largest greenhouse gas emissions so bringing it to a place that does something positive with it is sort of a double positive, so yeah it’s definistely filling a nitch.”

Get this…Each year, Connecticut produces 2.5 million tons of trash, and about 500,000 lbs is food scraps.