Green bags full of food scraps sit next to orange bags full of trash after being dropped off at HQ Dumpsters and Recycling in Southington. The load of waste materials is a part of a pilot municipal food waste recycling program in the town of Meriden, where about 1,000 households were given the opportunity to separate their old food from their trash to be transferred to an anaerobic digester and turned into electrical power and compost.
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