Food scrap separation will soon be law for every business and institution in Vermont. Join an ever-growing group of organizations who use our food scrap pick-up service for worry-free food scrap management.

Contact Aaron Shepard at ashepard@nwswd.org or (802) 524-5986 for details.

How it works

Compost totes

  • We provide totes.
  • We pick up weekly.
  • Full totes are swapped out with clean ones.
  • We supply sawdust for layering on top of food scraps (to add carbon and help neutralize odors).

Cost

  • Totes are 32 gallons, hold approximately 140 lbs.
  • For accounts located in Highgate, Swanton, St. Albans, Georgia, Sheldon, Fairfield—first tote is $15. For accounts in all other areas–first tote is $17. Each tote thereafter is $10.
  • We reserve the right to raise rates if needed due to operational costs/market factors.

Set-up

  • We provide training for staff/students as well as signage.
  • We assist with system setup and troubleshooting.
  • Totes can be used in kitchens (you’ll be able to use smaller trash cans as a result of composting) or we provide 5 gallon buckets for a fee.

Contamination

  • You agree to put in only acceptable materials (we provide a list).
  • You will be notified of small amounts of contamination.
  • In case of large amounts of contamination—tote may be rejected, left for customer to dispose of.
  • We seek to help solve contamination issues, but can charge for repeated contamination.

Garbage

  • You will see a reduction in trash tonnage.
  • You can likely renegotiate your trash contract.
  • You will likely need a smaller dumpster or less frequent pickup (garbage odors will be reduced).