As you likely know, Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law bans food waste from our state’s landfills starting in 2020. But, from NWSWD’s work in the community, we know that many St. Albans residents are ready to start keeping their food waste out of the landfill now.
Currently, NWSWD operates a 21 stop commercial compost pick-up route that counts among its customers area schools, Ben and Jerry’s, Northwestern Medical Center, and Enosburg Hannaford’s. This route delivers 20 tons of food waste monthly for composting to Hudak Farm Stand and Greenhouse on Route 7.
Though business/institutional compost pick-up is beginning to be well established in Vermont, home compost pick-up is just getting started. Until recently, only one other Vermont town, Brattleboro, even had municipal home pick-up service. But, with the help of a grant from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, NWSWD brought our pick-up experience to St. Albans residents in January 2017. The service is running smoothly and more and more residents sign up all the time.
Our route was recently featured on Vermont Public Radio. Click here to listen or read.