The following Transfer Stations are now accepting food scraps for a small charge or no charge at all:
- Mt. Holly
- Mt. Tabor
- Rutland City
CLARENDON, KILLINGTON, PITTSFORD, WALLINGFORD AND WELLS DO NOT ACCEPT PAPER PRODUCTS AS FOOD WASTE. THEY ONLY ACCEPT FOOD SCRAPS AND BROWN PAPER TOWELS AND NAPKINS.
First time composter? No worries, here’s what’s going on:
The Transfer Stations that are listed are accepting food scraps because of the third portion of Act 148 regarding the food scrap ban. In July 2017, businesses who produce over 18 tons of food scraps a year and are within twenty (20) miles of a Transfer Station capable of accepting food scraps must divert their food scraps from their garbage. Haulers do not have to pick up curbside food scraps until 2018 and residents do not have to divert food scraps from their garbage until 2020.
At the Rutland Transfer Station located on Gleason Road in Rutland, food waste drop off is measured in gallons. It’s $0.40 cents per gallon of food waste.
What do I store my food scraps in?
At the RCSWD office we have 2 gallon and 1.5 gallon kitchen scrappers for sale. 2 gallon with filter- $13 1.5 gallon- $5
You can also go to Home Depot and purchase a 5 gallon bucket for roughly $2. The lids are easy to get off as an adult and hard to get off as a child.
A paper bag is compostable so if you put a paper bag inside of a plastic bag and dumped everything but the plastic bag that would work as well.
What is accepted as food scraps?
* No paper products other than paper towels and napkins in the towns of Clarendon, Killington, Pittsford, Wallingford and Wells
Fruit and Veg Bread Dairy Products Coffee Filters Oily Pizza Boxes
Rice Pasta Salad Dressings Tea Bags Eco Tainers
Meat and Fish Bones Sauces Cooking Oils and Fats (in reasonable amounts)
Shellfish Egg Shells Coffee Grounds Brown Napkins and Paper Towels
Dryer lint Cut Flowers Hair and Fur Wood Skewers Uncoated paper plates and cups
What if it starts to smell?
The Transfer Station in Rutland is open Monday through Saturday 7-3, dispose of it there.
Check when your Transfer Station in town is open and bring it then.
Add some carbon like woodchips, sawdust, leaves, grass clippings and cardboard.
Try to keep your container in a cool place.