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Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Events in Rutland County

Hazardous waste collection event in Jericho shut down as precautionary measure

A household hazardous waste collection event was forced to shut down early on Saturday, September 2nd, when a resident brought material for collection without realizing it was explosive. The event, hosted by the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD), was held at the Highway Garage in Jericho. Upon identifying the material as diethyl ether – […]

Vermont Bans Food Waste from Landfills

Bulldozer at Coventry landfill. Photo: Jonny Finity.

By Clare Innes

Why does Vermont care what you do with your food scraps?

It all started about a jillion years ago, when cave-dwelling humans needed somewhere to dump their leftovers. They tossed their banana peels into a hole in the ground and called it “Landfill […]

EVENT THURSDAY: Talkin’ Trash

Talkin’ Trash with Olivia Lapierre

When: Thursday August 17th

Where: Kilton Library Community Room in West Lebanon

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Co-sponsored by: Be Zero & the Sierra Club Upper Valley Group.

What does “zero waste” mean? Join Olivia Lapierre for the “Talkin’ Trash”event in which she […]

RUTLAND COUNTY, VT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017

8:00 – 11:30 a.m. – RUTLAND TOWN Transfer Station, in Northwood Park, off Post Road Extension, Rutland

12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. – CHITTENDEN Transfer Station, Chittenden

SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – PAWLET, Mettowee Community School Parking Lot, Route 153, West Pawlet

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Reducing Plastic Waste and Promoting Oral Health

A Vermont start-up company, Wood Brush, is taking on the problem of plastics in landfills and waterways, one toothbrush at a time.

BRISTOL, VT. After two years research and development, the Wood Brush Company is ready to begin production of high quality toothbrushes with a much reduced environmental impact. The first product will […]

Got leaves? Here’s where to bring them! 

It’s officially Fall. The leaves know it — they’re already tinged with a Crayola box of color and launching themselves from the treetops and into your yard. And those once-glorious gardens are starting to look a little scraggly. Here’s what to do with all those heaps of leaves and garden debris:

HERE’S WHAT WE […]

2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Solid Waste Alliance Communities

Saturday, September 12, 2015

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Shrewsbury Transfer Station, 103 Mountain Road, Shrewsbury

Saturday, September 19, 2015

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Benson Transfer Station, Benson

10:30 A.M. – Noon. – Sudbury Transfer Station, Across From The Town Garage, Williams Lane, […]

REUSE!

The Peace & Justice Center and Reuse Pro Alex Eaves to Host Screening of Documentary, Reuse! Because You Can’t Recycle The Planet, on Thursday, September 10th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Merrill’s Roxy Cinemas.

This film isn’t about our waste problem. Nope. It’s about solutions. And they are everywhere.

Burlington, VT— August 24, 2015:

We live […]

Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week!

The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) and Green Mountain Compost are joining the rest of the planet in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week, May 3-9, with a roster of fun, soil-boosting workshops and activities. Check out the list below and reserve your spot at CSWD’s Compost Awareness Week web page at http://cswd.net/composting/compost-awareness-week/