Free backyard composting workshops Sep 14 & 15

A message from the Chittenden Solid Waste District:

Discover the benefits of “closing the loop” with your own household food scraps in this interactive, hands-on demonstration of a healthy compost system — one that works for you all year ’round!


WHEN: Monday, September 14, 5-6 pm and Tuesday, September 15, 5 to 6 pm.
WHERE: Green Mountain Compost Edu-Shed (1042 Redmond Rd., Williston)
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: This is a popular class and space is limited — sign up here to reserve your spot:

Here’s what you’ll learn:
– What type of bin is best for you
– Where to locate your bin
– What to put into your bin (and what to avoid!)
– How to manage your bin
– Troubleshooting
– Harvesting your compost
– Alternatives to a backyard bin (pick up service, or drop-off composting)

Deal for Vermonters: Compost Bin Plus Compost

Another tip passed on by the Chittenden Solid Waste District, this time a deal on compost bins and compost. Have you considered a compost bin as a Christmas present?

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

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

compost bin

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 year ’round. Every bucket of food scraps you keep out of the landfill has the potential to help build your own soil’s resilience through the wild weather we have here in Vermont.

We want to share that satisfaction with as many Chittenden County residents as possible, so in addition to our Drop-Off Composting program, we offer  SoilSaver backyard composting bins, year-round, at a great discount. And just in time for the holidays, we’re offering a great deal for those who come to Green Mountain Compost to buy a bin.

THE DEAL (starts Monday, December 9): Buy a SoilSaver for $49 at Green Mountain Compost and you’ll receive a coupon for your choice of:
– 25% off up to 2 yards of compost, or
– 25% off one delivery in Chittenden County, or
– 25% off one bag-yer-own purchase (10-bag limit)

THE DETAILS: Coupons available with purchase of a SoilSaver compost bin from Green Mountain Compost beginning Monday, December 9, 2013, through April 30, 2014. Bulk compost will be available for sale at Green Mountain Compost by April 1, 2014. Coupon expiration date: December 31, 2014. Limit one coupon per visit. May not be combined with any other offers.