The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority will soon begin turning food into energy.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday at the Authority's a new Food 2 Energy/Source Separated Organics Processing Facility.

Executive Director William Rabbia says the $3.4 million dollar facility will provide for the recovery of food scraps in order to divert the waste from the Regional Landfill and turn it into energy.

Participants will be able bring to bagged and packaged source separated organics to the Authority's processing facility.

The facility will accepting organic waste from colleges, hospitals and grocery stores, as well as voluntary disposal from smaller generators and residents.

The facility will provide feedstock to the Oneida CountyWater Pollution Control Plant's new anaerobic digestion system.