Recycle Your Food Waste
As a leading partner in waste and recycling in the State of Vermont, we have designed this page to help you navigate the new food scraps guidelines set to be enacted on July 1, 2020 as part of the State's Universal Recycling Law (Act 148).
Did you know that according to a recent University of Vermont study, 72 percent of Vermonters are already composting at home or using their food waste as animal feed?
RESOURCES FROM THE VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION (DEC)
RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER INFORMATION
As a residential customer, the most environmentally and economically sustainable way to recycle your food waste is by utilizing a backyard compost bin. Bins can be purchased at your local hardware store, major home improvement stores, online, or in many cases through your solid waste district. And, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, Vermont state law allows residents who compost at home to dispose of meat and bones in their household trash even after July 1, 2020.
Find your solid waste district: Vermont Solid Waste Districts
If you prefer to bring your food scraps to a drop-off location, you can find one here: Food Scrap Drop-off Locations
Commercial food waste collection
Please call 800-CASELLA to inquire about service in your area.