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Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week!

The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) and Green Mountain Compost are joining the rest of the planet in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week, May 3-9, with a roster of fun, soil-boosting workshops and activities. Check out the list below and reserve your spot at CSWD’s Compost Awareness Week web page at

Worm Composting at Home in 6 Easy Steps

by Grace Dunklee Cohen

As promised in the December 2014 issue, worm composting expert Joan O’Connor offers a simple recipe for setting up your own worm composting system at home. Composting bins for worms can be set up at any time of year. When done right, they are odor-free, easy to maintain, […]

Compost-heated Greenhouses and the Compost Heat Wagon

By Gaelan Brown

Properly managed compost gets really hot. Experienced composters know that pile temperatures can exceed 160° F if the material is properly aerated. You may have wondered if there are ways to capture that heat in a cost-effective way, and the answer is yes.

This winter both Vermont Compost Company and Jasper Hill […]

From CSWD:

Learn how to compost your food scraps in your own backyard – FREE!

You’ve been thinking about it. You see your friends make it look so easy. You see others make it look so hard. It’s time to find out for yourself how to make compost happen right in your own backyard.


From CSWD:

Free Compost Demos, Live Music, Kids Activities, and Film at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

CSWD and local partners are throwing a huge, FREE party for compost and you’re invited! We’ve got all kinds of fun for the kids, workshops and activities for adults, great munchies, live […]

International Compost Awareness Week

May 4-11

How’s your garden? Perhaps you need to amend your soil with a little compost? Or learn a trick or two to bring your compost pile to the next level?

Please join us for one or more events to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week.

WORKSHOP: “Extreme Home Composting” Norwich (5/4) Middlebury (5/6) Jericho (5/7)


It’s beginning to look a lot like …. compost!

Check out this great compost bin offer — just in time for holiday gift-giving.

There’s something really satisfying about having a compost bin in your backyard — even in the wintertime. Every bucket of food scraps you pour into it is transformed into rich, dark compost by your very own herd of hard-working microbes, all […]

From CSWD:

Two schools sort through their trash to improve recycling and composting efforts

A few days before Halloween, students at Colchester High School and Champlain Valley Union will dump a day’s worth of trash out on their lawns to find out whether compostables and recyclables are hiding inside.

In an effort to keep resources out of […]

Webinar: Waste Gas to Vehicle Fuel

Converting Biogas into Vehicle Fuel

Event Date: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Join us for a free one-hour webinar that will describe how municipalities and commercial enterprises around the world are converting biogas from wastewater treatment plants, landfills and organic waste into fuel for their light-duty and heavy-duty CNG fleets.


CSWD in September:

News Flash! Green Mountain Compost update

By Jen Baer, GMC Sales and Production Coordinator

Here’s where we’ve been: In June of 2012 we discovered that our compost contained trace amounts of persistent herbicides that affected a number of gardens. In response, Green Mountain Compost (GMC) immediately halted sales and launched a customer-directed response, documenting damages […]