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Close the Loop! Compost.

Highfields Center for Composting is your partner in community composting.Our mission is to close the loop on community-based, sustainable food and agricultural systems, thus addressing soil health, water quality, solid waste, farm viability, and climate change.We research, educate, and provide...

Zero Waste Event Guide

This guide will help the event planner design and implement a waste management program that encourages participants to make the correct decisions regarding recycling, composting, and trash disposal.

Tote Rejection Policy

Highfields has a written policy that outlines the criteria used for rejecting a tote with tainted food scraps.

Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting

Almost half the materials Americans discard—food scraps, yard trimmings, and soiled paper—are compostable. Municipal and county governments increasingly recognize the importance of composting. In fact, more than 250 communities have now instituted residential food scrap collection...

Video: Vermont Businesses Close the Loop

Whether you are a restaurant, a food processor, a hospital, a ski resort or a school, composting your food scraps is an easy and inexpensive way for your business or institution to go green! In this video, see what business owners and employees have to say about separating food scraps in their...

Source Separation Poster

Downloadable files that you can print, laminate, and post near your food scrap separation station.Questions? Send your questions to: jenn@highfieldscomposting.org 

Source Separation Materials

If you would like to order materials, or customization of these designs, please contact:Kim Mercer, Communications ManagerPh (802) 472-5138 extension 205E kim@highfieldscomposting.org

Composting in Your Community

Highfields Center for Composting has partnered with your community to introduce Close the Loop! Vermont, a community composting program that saves valuable resources by composting food scraps and turning them into nutritious soil for farmers, gardeners, and the community. Residents in your region...

Close the Loop!-NEK Business Handout

Your business throws away valuable resources every day – Close the Loop!-NEK provides your business with the tools, materials and training to recycle your food scraps. This ensures that food scraps are collected and recycled back into the soil, reducing the amount of trash you send to the...

Community Composting: Introduction to Close the Loop!

Highfields Center for Composting has partnered with your community to introduce Close the Loop! Vermont, a community composting program that saves valuable resources by composting food scraps and turning them into nutritious soil for farmers, gardeners, and the community. Residents in your region...

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