Cascade carts help Connecticut composter expand composting capacity

32 Gallon, Organics ready cart

New England Compost in Danbury, Connecticut was founded in 2001 by Jeff Demers, a landscape professional, who initially focused on mulch production. He began composting yard trimmings in 2003. “Over the next few years the demand for our compost outpaced our soil products and eventually our mulch products,” recalls Demers. More recently, when the State of Connecticut’s organics diversion law took effect in January 2014, the company expanded into food scraps collection and composting...

New England Compost uses 32-gallon, wheeled totes made by Cascade Engineering for food scraps collection. Demers started out using a 16-foot box truck with a lift gate and swapping out clean totes for full ones.