Community update December 6: Good morning from Vernon. Morning clouds, even a flurry, and a few rays of afternoon sun. highs in the upper 30's.Town Hall is open. The Treasurer's office has it's own outside entrance. Call 802 257 3077 or email Windham Southeast Supervisory Union Board will meet at 6:00 PM in the WRCC, Cusick Conference Room, and remotely via Zoom. ID: 885 1787 6782 Passcode: 6zbq7sPay as you throw Trash bags are on sale at the Town Clerk's office, Vernon Free Library, Guilford Country Store and J Spec Auto. Remember, pick up day is tomorrow.Stop in, call 802 257 0292 or email a great day and be careful out there.


Home composting workshops held in Vernon

From John Fay, Programs Manager, Windham Solid Waste Management District

The WSWMD held two workshops at the Vernon Rec Center, one on Saturday morning, Sept. 26, and one on Tuesday evening, Sept. 29. A total of 17 Vernon residents attended the workshops. Residents had different background experiences with composting and had different goals, but the informal and comprehensive demonstration of various techniques, bins, and styles allowed for all attendees’ questions to be answered. We believe all left with a good plan for how to handle food waste at home, and with some tips to share with their neighbors.

It is WSWMD’s role to assist member towns in educating residents on beneficial solid waste management techniques. With the closure of Vernon’s drop-off organic waste bins at the town garage, coupled with the recent requirement for organics diversion under state law, the WSWMD and the Vernon Solid Waste Committee thought it was important to provide some direct assistance to Vernon residents on how to compost at home.

Here are previously-published articles about trash, recycling, and composting in Vernon: