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Home Composting Workshops

The Addison County Solid Waste Management District will be hosting FREE backyard composting workshops throughout the year! Join us for an hour long workshop on how to turn your household food waste into compost for your garden.  

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, fill out the form below. For questions, email ollie@ or call us at (802) 388-2333. 

"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

Fall 2019 Workshop Schedule
Date Time Location Town Space Available
Thursday, 9/26/19 7:00 p.m. North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church North Ferrisburgh Date has passed
Wednesday, 10/16/19 6:00 p.m. Ilsley Library Community Room Middlebury Date has passed
Tuesday, 10/29/19 6:00 p.m. Lawrence Memorial Library Bristol Date has passed
Thursday, 11/7/19 6:00 p.m. Bixby Library Otter Creek Room Vergennes Yes

Workshop Registration

Optional: Indicate above if you would like to pre-order a kitchen collector to purchase at the workshop. Payment by cash or check made out to ACSWMD only.

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@ or (802) 388-2333 to get involved.

SoilSaver Compost Bin

SoilSaver compost bins are available for 2019 workshop participants for $34. 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 $5. These small pails for collecting food scraps are dishwasher safe and have a wide opening to allow easy scraping of plates and cookware.