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Business Food Scrap Diversion

Any person or entity that generates 18 tons/year (1/3 ton/week) of food waste must send the material to a certified facility within 20 miles. In Addison County, businesses and schools can have food scraps picked up by a licensed hauler or bring them to the District Transfer StationAll food scraps, regardless of amount, will be banned from the trash on July 1, 2020.

We can provide Addison County businesses with technical assistance to get started diverting food scraps from the landfill, including performing waste audits, providing food scrap collection containers, and recommending options for food donation and food scrap collection. Call us at (802) 388-2333 or email jessie@acswmd.org for a free consultation!

Tips for diverting food scraps

Keeping food scraps out of the trash is great for our communities and can quickly become second nature. Try these tips to make separating food scraps a breeze:

  • Keep out contaminants such as packaging, silverware, twist ties, PLU stickers, and plastic to avoid loads of food scraps being rejected.
  • Cover food scraps with a layer of sawdust or other "browns" to prevent odors and flies.
  • Use BPI-certified compostable bags to line bins if desired.
  • Secure bins, manage odors, and use these other tips to keep bears from becoming a nuisance.
  • Collect food scraps in a dishwashable bucket.

Businesses diverting food scraps

Below are the businesses in our District that are diverting their food scraps from the landfill. This list grows daily. Let us know if your business diverts food waste or if you would like a "We BEET food waste!" window decal for your business.

Whether donating quality food to pantries and soup kitchens, supplying food scraps to farms for animal feed, or sending scraps for local compost or energy, these businesses are great stewards of our community.

  • Agri-Mark Cabot
  • American Flatbread
  • Almost Home Market
  • Appalachian Gap Distillery
  • ARK Childcare
  • Aqua Vitea
  • The Arcadian
  • Basin Harbor Club
  • Bee's Wrap
  • BobCat Cafe and Brewery
  • The Bridge Restaurant
  • Briggs Trucking
  • Bristol Cliff's Cafe
  • Bud’s Beans
  • Burchfield Management
  • Buxton's Store
  • Camp Thorpe
  • Champlain Orchards
  • Chipman Inn
  • Common Ground Center
  • Cubber's Restaurant
  • Daily Chocolate
  • Drop-In Brewery
  • Eastview at Middlebury
  • Elderly Services
  • Ferrisburgh Short Stop
  • Green Mountain Beverage
  • Green Peppers Restaurant
  • Greg's Meat Market
  • Halfway House
  • Hannaford
  • Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehab Center
  • Hogback Mountain Brewing
  • HOPE
  • Lincoln Peak Winery
  • Little Tots Academy
  • Mary Johnson Child Center
  • Maplefields
  • McDonalds
  • Middlebury East Condo Association
  • Middlebury Eye Associates
  • Middlebury Jolley
  • Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op and Cafe
  • Middlebury Town Offices
  • Middlebury Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Mister Ups
  • Morgan’s Tavern at Middlebury Inn
  • National Bank of Middlebury
  • Noonie Deli
  • Otter Creek Brewery
  • Otter Creek Child Center
  • Otter Creek Deli and Bakery
  • Overbrook Condos
  • Point Counter Point
  • Porter Medical Center
  • The Residence at Otter Creek
  • RK Miles
  • Rice Chinese, Thai, Malaysia Restaurant
  • Rosie’s Restaurant
  • Shafer's Deli
  • Shaw’s (Bristol)
  • Shaw’s (Middlebury)
  • Shaw’s (Vergennes)
  • Shoreham Inn
  • Small City Market
  • Stan Burritt Plumbing & Heating
  • Stone City Properties
  • Stoneleaf Teahouse LLC
  • Storm Cafe
  • Strong House Inn
  • The Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary's Restaurant
  • Tourterelle Resturant & Inn
  • UTC
  • Vergennes Residential Care
  • Vermont Coffee Company
  • Vermont Community Foundation
  • Vermont Cookie Love
  • Vermont Hard Cider
  • VFW Post 7823
  • Waybury Inn
  • Woodchuck Cider
  • Woodbrige Condo Assocation
  • Woodland Park Condo Association
  • Your Business Here

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