Now is the time to think about composting. Not only is it good for the environment but it also makes a great fertilizer and will soon be a law in the state of Vermont.
Vermont passed a law in 2012 phasing in mandatory recycling and composting of food and organic waste, eventually banning these materials from landfills,
Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law House Bill 485 calling for all residents to compost or recycle food waste by 2020 and will prohibit the disposal of recyclable and compostible materials into landfills. The goal of this law is to move Vermont toward sending a minimal amount of waste to landfills and maximizing composting and recycling.
On Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 am – to 12:00 pm, The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance located in Bennington, VT will be selling compost bins at the Dorset Town Garage in the town of Dorset, VT for the following towns: Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Rupert, Pownal, Sandgate, Searburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford.
The Solid Saver Composter for $51 provides an easy way to convert food and yard waste into an effective fertilizer that you can use in your flowerbeds, garden or to fertilize trees. The Solid Saver Composter has a large capacity and is perfect for up to five people. it has two sliding doors for easy removal of compost with a self- watering lid feature. The locking lid also helps to keep animals out of the composter.
The second bin for sale is the Busch Kitchen Composter for $11. It has a filter to help eliminate odors with a capacity of 1.3 gallons. This is the perfect size to store your scrapes until can take to the composter in your backyard.
For more information on how to purchase the bins visit:
For information on this and other events going on in the state visit Vermont.com Calendar of Events page.