The Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) requires all trash and recycling haulers to offer curbside pickup of food scraps for all of their customers by July 1, 2020. If you have trouble finding a hauler that meets your needs, try drop-off composting or backyard composting.
Hauling companies (some limits may apply):
- Casella Waste Systems: 802-864-3615
- Gauthier Trucking: 802-879-4020
- Myers Container: 802-655-4312
- No Waste Compost: 802-373-1707
Service area: Burlington, Colchester, Essex, Jericho, Shelburne, South Burlington, Underhill, Williston, and Winooski.
- Earthgirl Composting: (802) 223-1271
Service area: Chittenden County. Households and non-food based businesses.
- Grow Compost: (802) 882-8154
Service area: Bolton, Burlington, Colchester, Essex, Hinesburg, Jericho, Milton, Richmond, Shelburne, South Burlington, St. George
School contact: Rhonda Mace, School Outreach Coordinator; ext. 211
Resident & residential facilities contact: Lauren Layn, Community Outreach Coordinator; ext. 234
Why food scrap pick-up?
- Start the habit early
Vermont’s Universal Recycling and Composting Law, Act 148, is phasing in requirements that food and scraps be kept out of the landfill (this will apply to everyone in 2020).
- Save natural resources
Food waste isn’t actually waste; there’s still a lot of value in it. Food scraps can be used to feed livestock (with restrictions on feeding pigs), turned into high quality soils, or used to generate electricity. It’s only waste if it ends up in the landfill.
- Support the local economy
When they’re not stranded in a landfill, your food scraps can continue to give back – to local farms, local soils, and the local energy grid.
We can help you keep these valuable resources out of our one remaining landfill by helping you compost food scraps on-site or have them transported to Green Mountain Compost.
Contact CSWD for tools and assistance exploring how to set up a system that works best for your location.