Making & Managing Your Worm Bin

A short how-to guide for the home or classroom vermicompost system.Worm composting, also known as vermicomposting or vermiculture, is an inexpensive way to acquire an incredibly rich and fertile soil amendment for your garden and house plants. Worms will feed on the bacteria and fungi that are...

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...

Source Separation Poster

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

Compost Bookmarks

Download this template for a bookmark to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week! 

Do the Rot Thing: A Teacher's Guide to Compost Activities

This guide was originally published in July 1997 by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority & Source Reduction and Recycling Board, San Leandro,California, and permission to copy the materials was freely given in the original booklet. This guide was reproduced and republished for...

School Tool: Chicken Composting Coloring pages

This is a downloadable pdf with five drawings to color that demonstrate the closed loop of a sustainable, local food system. The pictures depict a farmer feeding food scraps to her hens….the hens lay eggs….the eggs are delivered to the school…and eaten by the students…...

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

Case Study: NEK Pilot Project

The Northeast Kingdom Residential Food Scrap Drop-Off pilot was a collaborative effort between Highfields Center for Composting (HCC) and the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD). The purpose of this pilot project was to provide residents within the NEKWMD an easy, convenient method...


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