Welcome to the online home of the Addison County Solid Waste Management District. Here you will find details about our programs and services, district news and publications, and practical information to help you properly recycle or dispose of household and business waste items.
We are offering FREE Backyard Composting Workshops on the fourth Saturday of each month from April to October from 1:30-3:00PM at our District Transfer Station in Middlebury. For attending, you will receive a half-off voucher for either a Soil Saver Compost Bin ($23, orig. $45), or a Green Cone Solar Digester ($63, orig. $125). Sign up HERE now! Each workshop is limited to 12 registrants.
Check out our newly adopted rate sheet here. Rate changes will take effect starting January 1, 2017.
Stop by the District Transfer Station to pick up a Soilsaver compost bin and a “Sure-Close” kitchen collector, and start composting at home! Turn food scraps and yard waste into rich, organic food for your garden. Food and yard waste combined represent about 25% of our waste. By composting these materials at home, we can save money while keeping waste out of landfills! Composting benefits everyone by reducing waste and helping summer vegetable and flower gardens flourish.
The Soilsaver is just $45, and when disassembled fits neatly into any vehicle. The handy “Sure-Close” kitchen collector is just $5.
The District Transfer Station is located at 1223 Route 7 South, in Middlebury, just south of the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station. Hours are Mon-Fri, 7 am to 3 pm, and Sat, 8 am to 1 pm.
The Soilsaver ($45)
- 28″w x 28″d x 32″h
- Holds 11.4 cubic feet
- Made from sturdy recycled plastic
- Retains heat and moisture better than an open pile
- Keeps most animals out
- Removable convenient locking and self-watering lid
- Two slide-up doors for removal of compost
- Easy assembly
The “Sure-Close” kitchen collector (ONLY $5!)
- Durable, dishwasher-safe, and easy to clean
- Lid opens and latches closed easily with one hand
- Lid locks in open position for easier filling
- Lid perforations allow venting but stop insects
- Ergonomic handle and back grip for easy use
- Wide opening allows easy scraping of plates
The Addison County Solid Waste District is now offering grants for schools in our District for waste reduction, recycling, or composting initiatives. Read more
In order to promote an increase in the amount of recyclable, compostable or reusable materials diverted from disposal, the District has established a new Grant Fund to provide funds for municipal capital projects that are consistent with our mission. Read more