We are Located at 224 Church St. Lyndonville, VT 05851 Phone # 802-626-3532 or 1-800-734-4602
Residential Recycling hours are Wed. 8:00am - 4:00pm & Sat. 8:00am - 3:00pm *UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE The Recycling Center will be closed every Tues and Thurs.*
Compost Drop-Off in the NEKWMD: We Make it Easy and Convenient!
VT's Universal Recycling and Composting law requires all residents, businesses, and establishments divert food scraps from the landfill by July 1, 2020. To do this, there are few options:
Compost on-site (recommended for households, schools, or small businesses), or dispose of small amounts of household food waste with a sceptic system and in-sink garbage disposal,
Bring your food scraps to your community recycling center's drop-off location (towns and hours of operation to right). If you do not have food-scrap drop-off offered in your town yet, check back in the summer of 2018!
Divert food-scraps to local livestock including chickens and swine*. *Special measures must be taken when separating food scraps for swine, please see the VT Agency of Agriculture Guidance for Feeding Food Scraps to Swine.*
Contract with a compost hauler for off-site composting service. Check out this list of Food Scrap Haulers to see who is providing service in your area. (Recomended for businesses)
Keeping food out of the trash...What's the big deal?
Here are a few reasons why composting is positive for our communities, our environment, and our future generations.
- Food scraps and other organic matter make up as much as 25% of our household waste. When we throw organic material into the landfill, it decomposes without oxygen and produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Therefore, composting conserves space in our landfills while decreasing our impact on the environment.
- Composting allows oxygen to assist in breaking down organic matter to creates a nutrient-rich humus that can be used in gardens, for landscaping, or general lawn application, and is a natural alternative to synthetic chemical fertilizers.
- Composting introduces many benefiial microorgansms into the soil. Damages from conventional agriculatural practices can be mitigated by incorporating use of compost into farm management.
- By adding compost to our local lands, we promote soil health by increasing soil's moisture-retention and fertility.
Interested in learning more about reducing food waste?
Annually, the average family spends over $1200.00 on food that they will not consume and instead will throw away. .
Below are some helpful tips about ways to reduce food waste in our homes.