Brattleboro Curbside Compost Set to Start – Cart Distribution Schedule

Over 700 households have signed up for Brattleboro’s upcoming curbside compost program.

Distribution of curbside carts and kitchen containers will be held at the Nelson E. Withington Ice Rink at Memorial Park Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 8th from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday May 11th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those who wish to participate, but have not signed up, are welcome. All participants must currently have their trash and recycling picked up by the town. Those living in buildings with 5 or more units cannot participate – they should speak with their landlord about recycling and composting options.

Two different sizes of curbside carts will be available – each has wheels and a lockable lid. A nominal fee will be charged. The 13-gallon cart ($7) is suitable for households with up to 4 members. The 21-gallon cart ($10) will work for families with 5 or more members. A limited supply of 32-gallon carts ($15) is available for two or more households who would like to share a cart. They should have more than 7 members combined for this larger cart.

Participants are not required to purchase town-provided containers and may use their own. Curbside containers must be rigid and have a tight fitting lid that is easy for the driver to open or remove. Round stickers will be available to identify owner-provided curbside compost containers ($0.50 each).

Kitchen containers will also be available for a $3 charge. The container offered is a “Max Air” made by BioBag USA. It is designed to be used, and must be used, with a compostable bag (BPI or ASTM D6400 certified). A roll of 25 bags will be included with each container.

Informational pamphlets and fliers will be available.

Cash or checks made out to Town of Brattleboro will be accepted. Sorry, we are not able to accept credit or debit cards.

Questions? Email , call Moss Kahler, Brattleboro Recycling Coordinator at 257-445 or call the Town at 251-8103.

Comments | 1

  • Do we have a start date for the first pickup?

    I am sure I’m not the only one who is eagerly anticipating it!

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