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.
Here’s how to 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 one punch per day per household.
3. At five 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; 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 Dec. 31. 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!