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Composting Resources

Composting Resources

Although the composting portion of the Universal Recycling Law has been delayed until 2020,  that is right around the corner! Vermont’s solid waste districts have already begun promoting composting and providing excellent informational resources. Backyard composting is easy and you can start composting today! Find out more about composting in your area by visiting your solid waste district’s page:

Addison County Solid Waste District: https://www.addisoncountyrecycles.org/topic/composting/

Central Vermont Solid Waste: http://www.cvswmd.org/home-composting.html

CSWD: https://cswd.net/composting/

Lamoille Regional Solid Waste District: https://www.lrswmd.org/index.php/composting

Mad River Valley Solid Waste Alliance: http://www.madriverrma.org/

Northeast Kingdom Solid Waste Management District: http://www.nekwmd.org/compost.html

Northwest VT Solid Waste Management District: http://nwswd.org/compost/composting-101/

Rutland Regional Solid Waste District: http://www.rcswd.com/backyard-composting/

Southern Vermont

Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance: http://www.bcswavt.org/programs-and-projects/composting/

Windham Solid Waste Management District: http://www.windhamsolidwaste.org/index.php/composting

There are many great informational resources online, as well, where you can learn more about composting. The Composting Association of Vermont right here in Vermont is an excellent resource: http://compostingvermont.org/ 

The Natural Resources Defense Council’s website also have lots of great information: https://www.nrdc.org/stories/composting-way-easier-you-think

Eco Cycle’s website has lots of information about many topics, including composting: http://www.ecocycle.org/recycle-compost-reuse/compost

In 2012, the Vermont Legislature unanimously passed the Universal Recycling Law (Act 148), which effectively bans disposal of three major types of waste materials commonly found in Vermonters' trash bins over the course of six years. In 2015, recyclables were banned from the landfills. In 2016, yard debris and clean wood were banned, and in 2020 all food scraps will be banned from Vermont’s landfills. Visit the Department of Environmental Conservation’s website to learn more: http://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/solid/universal-recycling