Public Informational Meeting: Commercial-Scale Composting – Benefits, Issues, Opportunities

Thursday, December 1, 2011 6:30 PM: Center for the Advancement of Public Action, Bennington College, One College Drive, Bennington, Vermont

Agricultural and food wastes represent valuable resources that can be put to productive use through various types of composting facilities and operations. At the same time, commercial- scale composting facilities need to be properly sited and controlled to avoid negative impacts to the environment and surrounding land uses. Each of the speakers has extensive knowledge and experience with issues common to composting projects. There will be ample time for questions following the presentations.

Speakers include Tom Gilbert, Executive Director of the Highfields Center for Composting in Hardwick, Vermont, Robert Spencer, AICP, Environmental Consultant and Contributing Editor to BioCycle Magazine, and Carey Hengstenberg, Environmental Analyst Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.

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