Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as food scraps and yard clippings, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants. Anything that grows decomposes eventually; composting simply speeds up the process by providing an ideal environment for bacteria, fungi, and other decomposing organisms (such as worms, sowbugs, and nematodes) to do their work. The many benefits of composting organic waste include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, recycling nutrients locally, and creating a resource for growing healthy soil and food in our communities.
Residents can drop off accepted compostable materials at the NWSWD Georgia Recycling Center, Drop-Off Sites, and Hudak Farm Stand. It is illegal to dispose of these materials in the landfill in Vermont.