The Food Cycle Coalition (FCC) is comprised of organizations and individuals committed to building healthy and resilient communities where no one is hungry and no resource is wasted. Diverting food and other organic materials from the landfill will help increase food security, create jobs, reduce fossil fuel dependence, reduce greenhouse gases, protect waterways and soil, sustain local food systems, and build stronger communities.
New Resource for Farms
Farm to Plate’s Food Cycle Community of Practice has developed a new resource for farmers looking to expand on-farm composting in collaboration with their local community. The guide, Partnering Farms with Communities - a regulatory and start-up guide for on-farm food scrap composting, aims to clarify the regulatory landscape for both organic and conventional farms. It lays out potential options for community-oriented solutions to close regional gaps in the food scrap composting infrastructure currently available in Vermont. The guide also outlines strategies that small farms can utilize to create connections with residents, schools, food shelves, grocery stores, restaurants, and other organizations that manage food scraps and nutrients locally.
ACT 148: WHAT IS IT AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
The Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) effectively bans disposal of three major types of waste materials commonly found in Vermonters’ trash bins over the course of six years.
Blue bin recyclables were banned in July 2015, leaf and yard debris were banned in July 2016, and food scraps were banned in July 2020.
This website focuses on the on-going ban of food scraps, also known as organics. Ideally, the ban on disposing of organics as trash will reduce methane emissions, increase food security, save energy, and increase sustainable jobs. Here you can find resources to help redirect these valuable materials.