Free Composting Workshops!

Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) is hosting a series of FREE backyard composting workshops, April through October. The workshops cover the basics of backyard composting: why food scraps should be diverted from the landfill, how to set up and manage a pile, uses for compost, and troubleshooting tips. Join us to learn more about the wonderful world of compost.

Registration is required only for workshops hosted at ACSWMD offices where space is limited. Please register by completing the online registration form. For more information call 802-388-2333 or email

Need Composting Supplies? ACSWMD sells compost bins, solar digestors, and kitchen collectors at the District Transfer Station in Middlebury.

2018 Backyard Composting Workshop Schedule:

  • April 11th, 5 pm, Ilsley Library, Middlebury
  • April 21st, 2 pm, ACSWMD Office, Middlebury
  • May 12th, 10 am, Holley Hall, Bristol
  • May 19, 10 am, Weybridge School Library
  • June 9th, 10 am, Bixby Library, Vergennes
  • July 12th, 7 pm, Platt Memorial Library, Shoreham
  • July 21st, 2 pm, ACSWMD Office, Middlebury
  • August 18th, 2 pm, ACSWMD Office, Middlebury
  • September 15th, 2 pm, ACSWMD Office, Middlebury
  • October 20th, 2 pm, ACSWMD Office, Middlebury