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8th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

Vermont Tech
Randolph Center, VT

Join us at VORS -- Vermont’s premier annual event—to explore the issues, technologies and practices that will help Vermont communities and businesses manage organics as a resource and comply with the new organics diversion goals of the state’s Universal Recycling Law (Act 148).

VORS brings together technical experts, compost producers, food waste generators, state agency professionals, community leaders and others to learn and network about the use of organic residuals to produce compost, energy and vibrant communities. Organic residuals (also called ‘organics’ or ‘organic materials’) include everything from food scraps and food processing wastes, to manures, horticulture/garden waste, wood chips, sawdust, paper products, and more.

In addition to our Keynote Speaker and plenary sessions, attendees will choose from eight (8) workshops:

  • Diverting & Managing Food Scraps for Businesses, Schools, and Institutions

  • Aerobic Facilities for Multiple Feedstocks

  • Hot Stuff – UVM Compost Research

  • Universal Recycling and the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

  • Hauling Organics: Options and Challenges

  • Food Rescue and Organics Recycling: Bridging the Gap Between Excess Food and

    Food Insecurity

  • The Power of Community Composting: An intensive 2-Part Workshop.

    Keynote Speaker: Brenda Platt
    Our keynote speaker is Brenda Platt, the co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. For 25 years Brenda has promoted waste reduction, recycling and composting, particularly recycling-based jobs. She is the author and co-author of several groundbreaking reports including Stop Trashing the Climate, and Pay Dirt: Composting in Maryland to Reduce Waste, Create Jobs & Protect the Bay.