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Home Composting Workshops

Join ACSWMD for free workshops 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.  

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.

Compost Workshop Schedule

No current workshops? Registering without a planned workshop will put you on the waitlist for the next one.

Fall 2023
Date Time Location Status
Wednesday, October 11th 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ilsley Public Library (Middlebury) Open
Monday, October 23rd 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ilsley Public Library (Middlebury) Open
Tuesday, October 24th 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bixby Memorial Free Library (Vergennes) Open

Upcoming Workshop Registration

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Compost Bin

Compost bins are available for purchase from the District Transfer Station for $68. These sturdy bins are made of recycled plastic, have a top twisting lid for variable airflow, and are easy to assemble with one body unit and non-collapsible sides. Dimensions: 33 in. x 31 in. x 20.25 in.

Kitchen Collector

Kitchen Collectors are available for purchase from the District Transfer Station for $6. These small pails for collecting food scraps are dishwasher safe and have a wide opening to allow easy scraping of plates and cookware.