SCHOOL TOOL: Planning & Implementing a Program for Success

This document is part of the (On-Site School Composting Toolkit)Composting programs at schools are an opportunity to empower an ethic of environmental stewardship and participatory ecology in young minds and for students to build investment in their future. Students, staff, and volunteers find...

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...

'Compost Only' (A Composting Training Video)

A video produced by Highfields in partnership with Hazen Union School Drama Club and filmmaker Meredith Holch. This video covers the basics of composting in an entertaining and informative way. The students from Hazen High School will have you moonwalking all the way to the compost bin.

Compost Recipes

Recipes for achieving the conditions necessary for proper composting.

Successfully Implementing On‐site Composting at Schools

Some schools choose to make compost on‐site, particularly when there are existing gardens, providing a full soil‐to‐soil loop that few children would ever experience otherwise. On‐site composting provides a sustainable composting strategy for schools over time if adequate measures are taken and...

School Composting Toolkit

Highfields School Composting Toolkit is a set of resources to assist schools in Vermont (and the Northeast) in exploring appropriate composting systems for capturing and composting food scraps on-premises at the school.Because of VT’s freezing temperatures and rural geography and the...

Trash Contract Renegotiation Overview

This overview of waste management fees is intended to provide schools and business owners with information to assist in the renegotiation and cost reduction of your solid waste disposal contract(s).  By participating in a food scrap composting program you will significantly reduce the weight...


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