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Home Composting Workshops

The Addison County Solid Waste Management District will be hosting FREE backyard composting workshops throughout April, May and June! Join us for an hour long workshop on how to turn your household food waste into compost for your garden. We will have SoilSaver Classic Composting bins for sale at a discounted price of $35 to participants.  

Each workshop will cover the benefits of composting, why food scraps should be diverted from the landfill, how to set up and manage a pile, uses for compost, and troubleshooting tips. We'll share resources and have compost bins and kitchen collectors for sale. The workshop runs for about an hour. Space is limited, so registration is required. To register, email elizabeth@ or call us at (802) 388-2333.  

Below are the workshops with space remaining for registration. Workshops that have filled up have been removed from the schedule below.

2019 Workshop Schedule
Date Time Location Town Space Available
Tuesday, 4/23/19 7:00 p.m. Ilsley Library Middlebury FULL
Thursday, 5/4/2019 6:00 p.m. Bixby Library Vergennes FULL
Saturday, 5/11/19 9:30 a.m. Holley Hall Bristol Yes
Saturday, 5/18/19 9:30 a.m. Middlebury Regional EMS Middlebury Yes
Thursday, 5/30/19 6:00 p.m. Lawrence Memorial Library Bristol FULL
Saturday, 6/8/19 9:30 a.m. Middlebury Regional EMS Middlebury Yes
Saturday, 6/15/10 9:30 a.m. Middlebury Regional EMS Middlebury Yes

Calling all compost lovers

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 our orientation meeting during International Compost Awareness Week (May 5-11), there’s no time commitment required. Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@ or 388-2333 by April 24 to get involved.