We are pleased to announce a new pilot program to divert island food waste in a collaboration with Clean Ocean Access, The Compost Plant and Rhodeside Revival!


How it Works


Our Food-Scraps-to-Compost program has been diverting food waste from the state landfill since 2012, using that material to enrich the soil of ACT’s community gardens. Our program offers farmers market customers at the Middletown and Newport Farmers Markets the ability to drop off food scraps for composting at Island Community Farm where it is used to enrich the soil.  

A grant from 11th Hour Racing will fund a pilot program - Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas - in 2019 that will combine commercial food-waste reclamation, curbside pick up, back-yard composting and our farmers’ market program. Please join our mailing list to hear more about this initiative as plans unfold.

Currently, the annual fee for participation in the ACT program is $40 per year.  Compost buckets with tight-sealing lids can currently be rented from the market Welcome Stalls for $20.

What you can compost:

Egg Shells
Coffee Grounds and Filters
Tea Bags
Vegetable Scraps
Fruit Scraps (note: citrus peels must be organic)

What you can't compost:

Bread (whole loaves)
Yard Waste