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Examples of acceptable organic materials for drop-off at the Organics Recycling Facility and some drop-off centers.

What are

Organics?

Organics consists of:

  • Food scraps of any kind (bones and meat included)
  • Leaves, grass and yard trimmings
  • Natural wood (branches, logs, clean stumps, woody shrubbery)

Vermont has banned all of these materials from the landfill, meaning It is illegal to put any of them into the trash. This is because:

  • Landfills are airless “tombs.” Organics take years and even decades to break down in this environment, and because there is no oxygen, they create methane. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas contributing to climate change, and landfill gas systems cannot capture all the methane created as organics break down.
  • We can turn these valuable resources into local compost!

CSWD Organics Recycling Facility

Where local food scraps, leaves, yard trimmings, and natural wood are transformed into premium Green Mountain Compost and soil blends.

Organics Education


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