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Home Composting Workshops

Join ACSWMD online for a free, live workshop on Zoom 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.

Need us in your workplace? ACSWMD provides free virtual or in-person 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

Spring 2021
Date Time Location Status
Friday, May 7 12 - 1 p.m. Zoom video conference Registration open
Wednesday, May 12 7 - 8 p.m. Zoom video conference Registration open
Saturday, May 22 10 - 11 a.m. Zoom video conference Registration open
Tuesday, June 1 6 - 7 p.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 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 us to get involved.

SoilSaver Compost Bin

Temporarily out of stock! 

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.