Municipalities with Composting Programs (NH, VT)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

NRRA receives requests from municipal members who are interested in hearing about members with current food scrap composting programs. They want to know where to start, how to survey their community, how to get their residents involved, and how to get the decision-makers on-board.  We hope that the communities below can serve as an example to other municipalities who need to know where to start to set up their own food scrap composting programs. Please check out their resources and reach out with questions.

 

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Municipalities with Food Scrap Composting Programs

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Lebanon Solid Waste and Recycling Facility

370 Plainfield Road, West Lebanon, NH 03784

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am - 2 pm

 The newest waste diversion program at the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility is the Food Waste Drop-Off Program. Food scraps will be composted and used onsite for erosion control. This activity helps avoid the use of virgin soil products and has a huge benefit on landfill capacity.

Solid Waste Manager: Marc Morgan 

Email: marc.morgan@lebanonnh.gov; Phone: (603) 298-6486 ext. 4

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Hollis Transfer Station

10 Rocky Pond Road, Hollis, NH 03049

Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM 
Wednesday: residents age 60 and older only 8AM-noon
Thursday: 12 noon – 7PM
Saturday: 8AM - 5PM

Hollis is piloting a food composting program- vegetable scraps only; no meat, no dairy.

 

  • Call (603) 465-3299 or email for further information

Director of Public Works: Joan Cudworth 

Email: jcudworth@hollisnh.org; Phone: (603) 465-2246

 

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Lee Transfer Station

11 Recycling Center Road, Lee, NH 03861

Hours of Operation 

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: 7:00AM - 5:45PM

 

  Composting in Lee, NH is easy as 1,2,3 with Mr. Fox composting services from York, Maine!

Public Works Director: Steve Bullek 

Email: sbullek@leenh.org; Phone: (603) 659-6515

 

Hopkinton

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Hopkinton Transfer Station

491 East Penacook Road, Hopkinton, NH 03229

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Hopkinton, NH is starting a food scrap diversion research project in June, 2021. Based on their 3000-ton average of Municipal Solid Waste per year, Hopkinton could be saving $82,000 in disposal fees by 2025 by composting rather than landfilling their food scraps.

Contact foodscrapproject@gmail.com for more information

Transfer Station Superintendent: Jolene Cochrane 

Email: greentowns@tds.net ; Phone: 603-746-3810 

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Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Waste Management & Prevention Division
Solid Waste Program
1 National Life Drive, Davis 1, Montpelier, VT 05620-3704

  

  

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation created a great new handout “Managing Food Scraps at Facilities & Drop Offs.”  The handout shares practical tips for municipalities that collect food scraps. 

Per the two-page handout: “With simple steps, facilities and drop offs can provide convenience for users and staff, limit and contain odors, and prevent animal interactions as they collect and manage food scraps. There is no single best system, but successful programs have things in common.”

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Rye Recycling Center

309 Grove Road, Rye, NH 03870

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday: 7:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Recycling Center Manager: Rick Williams

Email: rwilliams@town.rye.nh.us; Phone: (603) 9645300