Drop Off, Then Pick Up At Chittenden Solid Waste District

By Steph Machado

Published 08/21 2014 11:18PM

Updated 08/21 2014 11:36PM

BURLINGTON - You can now pick up bags of compost at the same place you drop off your food scraps.

The Chittenden Solid Waste District has started selling bags of composts for $6.99 at its Burlington drop-off location. CSWD owns and operates Green Mountain Compost in Williston, but has never sold the compost at its 7 drop-off centers in Chittenden County.

The process at Green Mountain Compost isn't speedy. It takes about a year for the District to turn your old banana peels into fertilizer for your lawn and garden. 

The District wants to sell the compost at the drop-off center to bring the green lifestyle full circle.

"To help complete the loop," said Clare Innes with CSWD. "Drop off their food scraps, get compost on their way out." You don't have to be dropping off to purchase compost.

Right now, the compost is only being sold at the Burlington drop-off center, aside from the Williston facility. There are plans to sell the compost at other centers as well. 

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