Cavendish to host composting workshop

Learn about establishing a compost for your property as it’s now mandatory for Vermont residents and businesses. Photo provided

CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Southern Windsor and Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District in conjunction with the Cavendish Energy Committee and the town of Cavendish will host a workshop specifically about composting Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cavendish 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?

Cat Buxton of Grow More, Waste Less – Food Systems Consulting will lead the workshop. 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. Her presentation will be about 45 minutes long with time afterward for questions.

As a bonus, at the workshop you may purchase Soil Saver composters for residential use. Please bring cash or a check because there will be no way to process credit cards.

Audience questions will be welcomed and encouraged 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. To sign up for the workshop, please call 802-674-9235 or email If you’d like to purchase a composter but not attend a workshop, go to for an order form and details. While sign up is encouraged, walk-ins will be welcomed.

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