Cody Talento, who works for the city of Meriden, separates bags of trash from bags of food scraps at HQ Dumpsters and Recycling in Southington. The food waste will be taken to an anaerobic digester to be turned into electrical energy and compost. About 1,000 households in the town of Meriden participated in a municipal food recycling pilot program. Experts and advocates say that separating out food will save money and help protect the environment.
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