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Home Composting Workshops

Join ACSWMD online for a free hour-long workshop to learn how easy it is to turn your household food waste into rich compost for your yard and garden.

You paid for your banana peels, egg shells, and carrot tops, so don’t throw them away! By composting, you reduce greenhouse gas emissions, recycle nutrients locally, and create a resource for growing healthy soil and food in your community. Plus, it's a simple way to comply with Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, which bans food scraps from the landfill starting July 1, 2020.  

This free workshop covers compost bin options, how to set up and manage a pile, the benefits and uses of compost, troubleshooting tips, preventing wildlife from being interested in your compost pile, and other options you have for keeping food scraps out of the trash. 

Want us at your workplace? ACSWMD provides free workshops to businesses and other organizations about composting and recycling.

"Thank you so much for the workshop. My kids helped set up the bin and are super jazzed about composting now. Even my skeptical boyfriend has been on board especially with the reduced garbage cost (and smell) when we drop off our trash." -2019 Workshop Participant

Compost Workshop Schedule

In-person compost workshops have been canceled for spring 2020. Instead, workshops will be offered through Zoom, a free video conferencing platform. A link to the workshop and instructions for how to use Zoom will be emailed to you after you register. If you have already registered for a compost workshop, you will receive an email with relevant updates (some workshop dates and times have changed). Not able to access Zoom? Please contact us to access information about composting. 

Spring 2020
Date Time Location Status
Wednesday, April 22 10 - 11 a.m. Zoom video conference Registration open
Tuesday, May 5 7 - 8 p.m. Zoom video conference Registration open
Wednesday, May 20 7 - 8 p.m. Zoom video conference Registration open
Thursday, June 4 1 - 2 p.m. Zoom video conference Registration open
Saturday, June 20 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Zoom video conference Registration open

Workshop Registration

Become a Compost Ambassador

Already composting and want to share the love? Sign up to be a Compost Ambassador! Through this new program, ACSWMD will equip you with resources and get your ideas about spreading enthusiasm for composting in the community. After an orientation meeting, there’s no time commitment required unless you want to be more involved. Contact Ollie Cultrara at ollie@ acswmd.org or (802) 388-2333 to get involved.

SoilSaver Compost Bin

SoilSaver compost bins are available for purchase from the District Transfer Station for $45. These sturdy bins are made of recycled plastic, have a locking lid, and are easy to assemble. Dimensions: 28 in. x 28 in. x 32 in.

Kitchen Collector

Kitchen Collectors are available for purchase from the District Transfer Station for $5. These small pails for collecting food scraps are dishwasher safe and have a wide opening to allow easy scraping of plates and cookware.