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TAM Organics: Commercial Composting Pickup Available  – Bennington and Rutland Area

Compost site 2014-crCheck out our new project with Bennington’s Monument Elementary School!

Our commercial food and farm composting facility in Bennington is thriving. We have over 1500 cubic yards available for sale for Spring 2015!

Sign up now and join TAM in reducing the waste stream while recovering resources and increasing our area’s sustainability.

Did you know that composting just one 5 gallon bucket of food scraps offsets the greenhouse gases produced by burning 1 gallon of gasoline? We pick up right from your business, provide the containers, and do all the work. Call the TAM office or sign up below for a free estimate. Let’s all do our part to leave a better place for our children.

View a short slideshow of the TAM Compost Facility

Download Composting Brochure            Download our Recycle/Compost Quick Reference for Sorting

What You Can Compost:

  •  All commercial food scraps, including meats, bones, shells, tea bags, coffee grounds and filters
  • Chipped wood and brush
  • Most plant waste, such as produce trim, crop cleanup, leaves, straw and hay
  • Most animal manures


What Not to Compost:

  • Plastics such as wrappers, bags, straws and packaging
  • Paper napkins, towels or wrappers
  • Fruit and vegetable PLU stickers
  • All recyclables, such as cardboard and boxboard, plastics #1-7, aluminum and tin cans, bottles and clean office paper. (TAM will pick your recyclables up too, in a separate container.)


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Organic (compostable) materials make up a significant part of our waste stream. Like everyone becoming more aware of our impact on the environment, climate and depleted soils, TAM is taking the next step in “going green with garbage.”  Since our compost project began, Vermont has also mandated that organics be completely removed from the waste stream by 2020. We are proud to offer a professional TAM facility in our area to take on that job at no cost to the public.


TAM Waste Management Inc. 639 North Road, Shaftsbury VT 05262 Phone: (800) TRASH32 or (802) 447-1300
Pownal: TAM Recycling, 171 Church Street, P.O. Box 421, Pownal VT 05261 Phone: (802) 949-7145

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