Americans purchase nearly 3 billion dry-cell (alkaline or lithium) batteries every year to power radios, toys, cellular phones, watches, laptop computers, and portable power tools. (University of Illinois at Urbana, 2021) These batteries can have a second life with proper disposal.
Tips on handling batteries:
1.Do not put batteries in your blue bin […]
Minot-Sleeper Library Let’s Talk Trash Monday, February 22nd at 6:30pm
For this month’s Locally Produced series on sustainable living, the library and Bristol’s Sustainability Committee invite the community to join us for a conversation about trash, waste management, and other aspects of waste management. The conversation will host local […]
The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District is offering a free virtual event, Food scrap Management for Multi-Unit Housing, on Thursday, Nov 12 at 4:00 pm.
Featured speakers are:
CVSWMD Outreach Manager Cassandra Hemenway, to review how the district can support landlords DEC Environmental Analyst Emma Stuhl to discuss Vermont Food Scrap laws […]
The Rutland County Solid Waste District, Solid Waste Alliance Communities and 350 Rutland County are pleased to announce the roll out of the Community Food Scrap Share Program. This spring, over 285 people participated in our Composting 101 Workshops. As an offshoot of this educational project, we have created a community share platform after identifying […]
Dear neighbors, So much is happening at CSWD! I am not sure where to start. Facilities are reopening, more materials are being accepted, and the July 1st food scrap ban is almost upon us. I’ll focus on the food scrap ban here. But please, keep reading to catch up on the latest in reopenings […]
The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District has teamed up with the Composting Association of Vermont to organize a bulk order of Jora Composters – just in time for Vermont’s July 1 landfill ban on food scraps (learn more about that here), If you have attended any of our compost presentations or webinars, you’ve heard […]
CSWD Seeks Public Input on New Draft Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) CSWD is seeking public input on our new Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP). This Plan, required by State statute, outlines how we will meet the Performance Standards in the Vermont Materials Management Plan (MMP), which Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources updated in […]
All Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) Drop-Off Centers (DOCs) will be closed on Tuesday, 3/24 and Wednesday, 3/25.
This pause will enable us to deep-clean facilities, modify our facilities to provide safer interactions between our employees and the public, and provide thorough training on public interaction protocols under these unprecedented conditions. We will post schedule […]
Recyclables on the conveyor belt with a worker sorting them at the Williston, VT Materials Recovery Facility. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Hemenway.
We’ve all done it. There’s a thing we’re not sure of – a lightbulb, a plastic bag, maybe a Styrofoam tray– and we throw it in the recycling bin because […]
Food Connects Launches Program to Address Food Waste in Schools [BRATTLEBORO, VT] Thanks to a two-year $55,550 grant from the Claneil Foundation, Food Connects will increase support to child nutrition professionals, and their school partners, to reduce food waste and increase food access. In a single year, K–12 schools in the US throw out […]