Composting Resources for Hanover Residents

Composting is nature’s way of recycling as well as a satisfying way to turn your food scraps and yard trimmings into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner.
Composting of food and yard waste will not only extend the life of our regional landfill, but its use will replenish nutrients in our topsoil which can get depleted over time.

Residents have two options for composting:  (1) Composting at home and (2) using a local composting service.  To learn more about composting at home, click here

For residents who choose not to or are unable to do backyard composting, Nordic Waste Services is a new waste management company offering residential composting services similar to Upper Valley Compost, which closed down in the fall of 2018. They offer curbside pickup and drop-off at the three local Coop stores for a monthly fee. 

For residential services, there are two options:
  • Drop Off: $20/month
They have partnered with the three Coop food stores to be our drop off sites in the Upper Valley area.  Drop off customers can swap their 5-gallon food scrap buckets, during normal business hours, at the Hanover, Lebanon, and White River Junction locations once per week.
  • Curbside Pickup: $25/month 
They come to you to pick up your food scrap bucket once per week.  When they come out, they swap your bucket with a new bucket, liner and lid.  Curbside pickup service is available in Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover and Etna.
For more information and to sign up, go to their website at
Commercial Compost Collection: Bob Sandberg in Corinth, Vermont collects food scraps from several Upper Valley businesses in the New Hampshire and Vermont. He leaves large totes at facilities and takes the food scraps back to his farm where he composts them primarily for use by people who buy the compost by the truck load. Full totes are replaced by clean totes. You can reach Bob at 802.439.5563, or email him at Visit the Sandberg Farm Facebook or see The Compost Man – Corinth, VT on YouTube.
Thank you for your efforts to enrich our soil and extend the life of our landfill.