Cavendish to host composting workshop

CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Cavendish Energy Committee in conjunction with the Town of Cavendish will host a workshop specifically about composting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. in the town office meeting room, 37 High St.

Recycling legislation passed by the Vermont Legislature affects us all when it comes to recycling food waste. Basically, that recycling involves composting. The rules are mandatory, but what exactly does that mean? And how can we as Vermont residents best comply with the new rules?

The Cavendish Energy Committee has prepared a workshop in which Hamilton Gillett of the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission will go over the rules and how they are being implemented. Composting containers are now located at the local transfer stations in this area but Mr. Gillett will discuss how home composting can better meet the state’s mandates.

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Also speaking will be Cat Buxton of Grow More, Waste Less – Food Systems Consulting. Ms. Buxton works to connect communities and empower individuals to effect positive food system change. She is also a consultant in compost systems design, instruction and support, dealing with food scraps, organic matter, and yard waste. She will tell us about establishing and improving our recycling systems for organic waste.

At the workshop Soil Saver composters for residential use will be available. While these bins normally retail for about $125 each, they will be available to workshop attendees for $40. Also available will be Sure Close food scrap pails for $5 each.

The presenters encourage audience questions during the presentation. Residents of Cavendish and any other town are invited to attend. Composting is great for the garden, it’s great for the yard, and it’s now the law. For more information about the workshop, please call Peter LaBelle at 226-7250.


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