Close The Loop


Close the Loop! Compost.

Highfields Center for Composting is your partner in community composting. Our mission is to close the loop on community-based, sustainable food and agricultural systems, thus addressing soil health, water quality, solid waste, farm viability, and climate change. We research, educate, and provide...

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.


Video story on Burlington Free Press website

“Closing the Loop Vermont style - Highfields Center for Composting in Hardwick just doesn't make compost, they build “Close the Loop” composting programs across Vermont, keeping food waste out of landfills and recycling it back to the soil.”

Highfields Receives Govenor's Award for Environmental Excellence

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Deb Markowitz, Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, announced the 2014 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.Highfields Center for Composting is being recognized for leading statewide efforts in providing composting technical assistance to...


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