What to do with Food Scraps
Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, Act 148, went into effect on July 1, 2020. It requires food scraps to be kept out of the trash and diverted from the landfill. The only exception is for meat scraps and bones, which may continue to go in the trash if one is composting at home.
Disposing of Food Scraps
Build your own composter
One of the easiest DIY ways to make a compost bin is to start with a trash can—something you may already have on hand. Drill several holes in it, so your compost can get plenty of air and break down quickly. Then, tuck your new bin into a convenient spot and start adding organic material to it.
Turn it over using a pitchfork once per week until it is ready to be used in your garden beds and plant pots.
There are many options for building your own composter - including recycling old pallets. Step by step plans can be found easily on the internet.