Food Scraps

Here in Addison County, residents and businesses have a number of options for diverting food scraps from the landfill. Food scraps are things like carrot tops, egg shells, vegetable peels, fruit peels, coffee grounds (and their filters!), tea and tea bags, meat, bones, dairy, breads and grains – basically any leftovers from anything that is considered food. Keeping food scraps out of the landfill makes sense for many reasons, whether it’s: saving money on your trash disposal and grocery bill, helping the environment (and us!) by reducing methane emissions from the landfill, creating energy, producing nutrient-rich soil amendments for our vastly depleting soils, conserving water or landfill space.  Click below to learn more about what you can do:

  • To reduce household food waste, click here
  • To learn how to compost at home, click here
  • To learn about using the Green Cone Solar Digester, click here
  • To learn about bringing your food scraps to participating Addison County Drop-offs, or the Transfer Station, click here
  • To learn more about Act 148 requirements, click here, and read our Food Scrap FAQs here.

Remember to keep produce stickers out of food scraps you collect to compost or drop off for composting. Click here to learn about a simple tool to help prevent contamination with produce stickers.

District Transfer Station Hours

M-F, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM*
Sat, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

*(Note:  HazWaste Center closes at 2:00 PM during the week.  See HazWaste hours below.)

HazWaste Center Hours

Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat, 8:00 AM – 1 PM

Holiday Closings

The Transfer Station and HazWaste Center are closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Click here for Transfer Station Rate Schedule

Contact ACSWMD

Addison County Solid Waste Management District

1223 Route 7 South
Middlebury, VT 05753

802-388-2333 (phone)
802-388-0271 (fax)

ACSWMD Facebook Page


The District Transfer Station, HazWaste Center, and Office are on Route 7 about 2 miles south of town, located on the east side of the highway between the U.S. Forest Service and Breadloaf Construction.

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