Backyard Composting Workshops July 20 and 24:   Got the Summer Time Compost Blues?  Join the Windham Solid Waste Management District for a Composting Tips Workshop Tuesday, July 20, 6-7:00 pm OR Saturday July 24, 4:30-5:30 WSWMD Transfer Station (327 Old Ferry Rd., Brattleboro) Backyard Composting Demonstration Site Summer weather can make compost heat up more rapidly, but it can also dry it out faster. Our Summer Composting Tips Workshop will include topics such as: successful composting in the hot, dry weather; how food scraps are great for bringing nutrients and moisture to compost; best ways to avoid attracting wildlife; the pros and cons of different compost bins; and, how to tell when compost is ready to use and ways to use it. The workshop is offered twice to better accommodate busy summer schedules. Bring your composting questions and see you there! Featuring a variety of compost tumblers, bins, and tools, WSWMD’s Composting Demonstration Site is open for self-guided learning. The Demo Site can also be used by garden clubs, schools, community groups, and others who want to offer compost workshops and hands-on learning opportunities. Check the District’s website ( for more information on District compost workshops and the Compost Demo Site.        


Dog Licenses

From Tim Arsenault, Town Clerk: 2021 Dog licenses are due , without penalty, in Vernon and all other Vermont towns on or before Thursday April first. PLEASE NOTE: late fees will not be imposed while the Governor’s State of Emergency remains in place. Licenses are available at $9 each for spayed and neutered dogs, and $13 each for those who are not. All dogs, six months and older, must be licensed yearly. Proof of a current rabies vaccination must be provided at the time of licensing. If you have any questions, please call our office at 257 0292 or e mail