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You’ll win when you bring us your food scraps!

The Chittenden Solid Waste District will accept your food scraps FREE for composting – and if you take part in the Composting Challenge, you’ll get some great rewards for putting them in compost receptacles at our Drop-Off Centers or Green Mountain Compost instead of the trash.

We’ve already had winners in Essex, South Burlington, and Hinesburg who have won a $25 gift certificate to their favorite farmers market. Here’s how you can participate:

1. At CSWD Drop-Off Centers or Green Mountain Compost, ask for a punch card and get a free scrap collection pail. Note: You can use any container.
2. Each time you bring in a quart or more of food scraps, get your card punched. Limit: 1 punch per day per household.
3. At 5 punches, fill out the back of the card, hand it in, and receive a little thank-you gift. You’ll also be in the running for monthly drawings for gift certificates to local businesses — maybe even your favorite farmers market — and other great rewards!
4. Get another card from CSWD and start again!

Find out what is compostable on the Composting Challenge page — and you’ll be surprised to find that you can keep about a third of your trash out of the landfill. This challenge will run through December 31, 2013. Add your efforts to over 6 million pounds of food scraps that we’ve collected through this program since July 1, 2012! Remember, the more compost you bring in, the more chances you have to win!