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March 21, 2018

Food scrap collection coming to Killington

KILLINGTON—Food waste comprises about a third of the waste Americans throw away in landfills and is in fact the largest solid waste contributor to landfills. Food scraps in landfills produce methane, a gas with 25 times the global warming potential than carbon dioxide. Vermont’s recycling law, Act 148, bans the disposal of food scraps by 2020 (and earlier, depending on the amount of food scraps a business produces).

Grow Compost of Vermont is starting a new food scrap pickup service route in Killington in spring 2018. The service will be available to any Killington region business that generates food (restaurants, markets, hotels, schools, condo associations, health care facilities, etc.).

Grow Compost is located in Moretown and is opening up a second composting site in North Hartland this year. They collect food waste to produce organically-certified soils, feed for animals, and renewable energy. The program helps businesses meet the requirements of Act 148, the state’s recycling and food scrap law.

Weekly service includes sturdy, leak-proof, 48 gallon totes and cover material during the warmer months. Each time we collect your food scrap totes, we replace them with clean containers, hot pressure-washed at our facility and clean enough to use right in your kitchens.

Staff training, signage, as well as data on the amount of food waste diverted can be provided.

Fees are based on the number of totes used each week.

Any and all food wastes are accepted (fish, meat, bones, dairy … if it grows it goes!)

For more information call 802-595-2333

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  • I was just reading about this business.
    My daughter attends school at Killington.
    Wondering if anyone from Killington school of resort and hospitality management has contacted you about picking up the compost from the school?
    Thank you

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