2019 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

Randolph Center, Vermont
Thursday, April 11, 2019

2019 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit
Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Vermont Technical College
Judd Hall
124 Main Street
Randolph Center, Vermont 05061
United States

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12th Annual Summit

The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS) has helped move Vermont forward for over a decade. VORS provides a statewide forum to think boldly, learn, and network about transforming food waste and other organic materials into valuable products.

Vermonters are gearing up for 2020, when the ban on landfilling organics comes into effect. This year’s Summit will include sessions on the use of compost products for storm water management, organics hauling, research, climate change, and outreach models to help communities and residents meet the State’s organics diversion, food rescue, and food scrap recycling goals.

The one-day Summit at Vermont Technical College in Randolph will feature a morning plenary with Frank Franciosi as Keynote speaker, a State of the State by Josh Kelly, ANR/DEC’s Materials Management Section Chief, four concurrent morning and afternoon workshops, and a special side event on Community Composting BMPs.
Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon ice cream social are included in the registration fee. 

Rot Stars Make Diversion Happen


Frank Franciosi is the Executive Director of the US Composting Council. Frank has spent over 25 years working with residuals management and composting, both in operations management as well as sales and marketing. In 1993, he started North Carolina’s first source separated organics composting facility. As past principal of Akkadia Consulting, Frank provided professional consulting services on projects of animal waste management, biosolids management, coal ash residuals, composting of industrial residuals, product development and marketing. He has facilitated the start-up of award-winning composting facilities, taking them from concept to feasibility to operational, as well as the development and execution of the product marketing plan. Frank also managed the Novozymes’ Nature’s GREEN-RELEAF™ composting facility from 2003-2015. In 2014, Frank was the recipient of the Hi Kellogg Award for displaying outstanding service to the US composting industry over a period of many years. He has a BS in Plant and Soil Sciences from West Virginia University.


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Payment Instructions

  • Registration Fees:
    Early Bird (through March 15)
    : $55
    Attendee:  $65
    Attendee (CAV Member):  $50
    Exhibitor: $200
    Exhibitor (after March 23rd):  $250
    Presenter:  Fee Waived
    Confirmed Volunteer: Contact Natasha for more information on being a volunteer

    Note:  If you choose to pay at the event, cash or check is preferred.  Thank you!

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