Rolling Out A Statewide Organics Ban
The largest generators of food scraps (>104 tons/year) must start separating them on July 1, 2014 if there is a permitted composting facility within 20 miles to receive them. Green Mountain Compost in Williston, Vermont, a municipally-funded operation, is permitted to take food scraps.

Vermont’s Act 148 makes state first in the nation to mandate residential food scraps recycling and pay-as-you-throw solid waste collection to incentivize diversion.
Robert Spencer
BioCycle March/April 2014, Vol. 55, No. 3, p. 82

Composters Defend Against Persistent Herbicides
ing of its mixer, a Green Mountain Compost operator had to remove compost affected by a persistent herbicide.

To mitigate exposure, composting facility operators are modifying feedstock recipes and increasing use of plant bioassays of finished compost. Part II
Craig Coker
BioCycle August 2013, Vol. 54, No. 8, p. 21

Farm Digester Evolution In Vermont
Maplehurst Farm in Greensboro installed a 300,000-gallon RCM digester to process manure from about 375 dairy cows. Recently, it was approved to receive off-farm feedstock to boost biogas production.

With over 15 operating anaerobic digesters and several innovative power purchase incentive programs, Vermont provides an opportunity to assess what is required
to advance AD in the agricultural sector.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle February 2013, Vol. 54, No. 2, p. 28

Digester Taps Thermal Energy To Grow Greens
Neighborhood Farm is able to plant lettuce and cut greens for sale within three weeks. Radiant heat keeps the soil at 70° to 75°F

Vermont farm adds new revenue stream by installing greenhouse heated with thermal energy from the digester engine.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle February 2013, Vol. 54, No. 2, p. 33

 

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Nora Goldstein
BioCycle December 2012, Vol. 53, No. 12, p. 4

Composting Roundup
International Composti Awareness Week

BioCycle August 2012, Vol. 53, No. 8, p. 12

Composting Roundup
Charleston County South Carolina Food Waste Composting Demonstration project

BioCycle July 2012, Vol. 53, No. 7, p. 10

Growing A Compost Company
Grow Compost bagged compost retail product

What began as a search for compost evolved into an enterprise processing food scraps, dairy and horse manure, coffee chaff and wood chips.
Molly Farrell Tucker
BioCycle May 2012, Vol. 53, No. 5, p. 18