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Project C.O.W. provides locations for residents, businesses, and schools to recycle food scraps and other organic materials.

FREE Composting for WSWMD Residents at the following locations:

WSWMD - 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro, VT   

Mon. – Fri. 8:30 am – 3:00 pm                        

Sat. 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

BrattleGrow compost is for sale in bulk, or 30 pound bags. We have a spring special in progress for 10 cubic yards or more. The special price is $20/cubic yard and is in effect until April 30, 2017.

Our new compost product is a blend of topsoil/loam mixed with compost. This blend is great for new lawns and gardens. The topsoil blend spring special price is $25/cubic yard for 10 cubic yards or more. This price is in effect until April 30, 2017.

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 802-257-0272 for information on how to purchase BrattleGrow compost.


Dover Transfer Station (Dover residents only)

111 Landfill Road, Dover, VT 

Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

Vernon Drop-off Center, Town Highway Garage (Vernon Residents Only)

Route 142, Vernon, VT 

Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Compostable Items:

Food Scraps Non-Recycable Paper & Cardboard
Bread/Rolls/Crackers Used Tissues & Paper Towels
Rice/Pasta/Beans Milk/Juice Cartons
Egg Shells Soiled or Waxed Cardboard
Cheese/Dairy Products Soiled/Damp/Wet/Waxed Paper
Fruits & Vegtables Paper Plates & Cups
Coffee Grounds and Filters Cardboard Egg Cartons
Tea Bags Frozen Food Containers
Cooking Oils & Fats (solidified) Sugar or Flour Bags (with out plastic liners)
Cooked or Raw Meats & Fish (including Bones)

Other Compostables: Small amounts of pet waste are ok - the equivalent to 1 box of kitty litter per week.

Plastic Bags, Plastic Wrappers, Liquids, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Utensils, Trash, Metal, Glass and Styrofoam

*Do Not recycle leaves, grass and brush in C.O.W. dumpsters.