At UVM we are loyal to soil! We believe in recycling our food scraps back into soil which creates compost. Composting is a process that takes residual organic materials-- e.g., food scraps, leftovers, yard waste and animal manure-- and turns them into a nutrient-rich product called "compost." Diverting food scraps and compostable material from the landfill supports the local economy, farmers and growers by composting our food waste instead of dumping it in a landfill or down the drain. It's better for the environment and it's the law!
In an average week UVM diverts 15 tons of food scraps and compostable items ("organics") from the landfill and sends it to Green Mountain Compost.