We’re recycling and composting to the max to strive for Zero Waste!
Zero Waste…or, darn close!!
Last year Strollers diverted from landfill disposal 60% of their waste! We collected 740 pounds of food scraps and soiled paper—made into BrattleGrow Compost right here in Brattleboro! We also collected 500 pounds of cardboard and 360 pounds of other recyclables.
This year our goal is to reach 75% diversion! But we need your help! Please help us compost, recycle, and strive for Zero Waste at Stroll events!
Twenty Zero Waste Stations are provided by Windham Solid Waste Management District, and located throughout the Expo, the Friday night festival, and the Slow Living Summit. Each Station has three containers for various materials:
RECYCLING — Plastic, glass, & metal beverage containers
COMPOST — Food scraps, paper, & cardboard
TRASH — there shouldn’t be much of this! Just plastic wrap/bags, Styrofoam™/polystyrene, plastic utensils, chip bags, candy wrappers, baby diapers, etc.
At the Zero Waste Stations, as shown in photo below, you’ll also find a volunteer to help you sort things out. You’ll also see staff from Elm City Compost Initiative and our Strolling volunteers emptying full containers into larger containers where compostable materials are hauled to WSWMD’s composting facility, recyclable items are hauled by Triple T Trucking to a processing facility in Rutland, and trash is hauled to Vermont’s last landfill in Coventry, almost on the Canadian border!
Thanks to our Zero Waste Partners!