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Technical Assistance and Training Available to Vermont’s Composters

In support of Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Department of Environmental Conservation offers training and technical assistance to food scrap composters, including the Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training, which is planned for late fall. Participants in this workshop will receive a Compost Operator Certificate, which meets the requirements of ANR for small, medium, and large compost facility site operators. Current and future compost site operators will be certified to manage composting facilities handling food residuals in Vermont. All interested parties are encouraged to participate. There are limited spots, so food scrap compost site operators in Vermont will be given priority. In 2020, the training was fully remote, however this year the intention is to return to having a hands on in-person component. The safety conditions of hosting a group gathering will determine the timeline for finalizing the workshop’s date and format. In addition to the training, consulting services are available to eligible food scrap composters on an ongoing basis. For more information and updates, go to: or email