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):

Business contact: Ethan Hausman, Business Outreach Coordinator; 802-872-8100 ext. 208
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?

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.