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Strolling of the Heifers and WSWMD Plan for Zero Waste

Last year’s parade and festival diverted 60% of its waste from landfill disposal! This year’s goal is to reach 75%!

 

WSWMD Event Zero Waste Stations on the Brattleboro Common for Strolling of the Heifers Slow Living Expo. Courtesy photo.

The 18th Annual Strolling of the Heifers weekend celebrates local agriculture and food, […]

Upcoming Organics Summit Will Bring Entrepreneurs and Town Leaders Together to Find Ways to Recycle and Repurpose Food Waste

Every year, Vermonters throw away 200 million pounds of food and yard debris that could have been composted instead. This unnecessary waste adds up at landfills, contributing to massive greenhouse gas emissions. At the 2019 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit on April 11 in Randolph, leaders and learners from across the […]

How to Minimize Energy and Packaging Waste This Holiday Season.

It’s easy to be green over the holidays with a little advance planning. Credit: Erin Walker, Unsplash.

If you’re dreaming of a green holiday season this year, you’ll have to take care to shop and decorate with the planet in mind. Celebrating the holidays plays a substantial role in the creation of waste during […]

Free EPCRA Compliance Workshop in Brattleboro, VT

If you are a facility that has over one hundred pounds of hazardous materials, you have probably filled out a Tier II form. If not, you are in violation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The purpose of this federal law is to protect your business, your employees and your community should […]

CVSWMD Helps Tunbridge Fair Compost 5.6 Tons of Food Scraps

A CVSWMD trained “Waste Warrior” checks the bins at one of the waste sorting stations set up at the Tunbridge Fair this year. Credit: Kelly Sammel, the Superintendent of Concessions for the fair.

Cassandra Hemenway

Picture five and a half rhinoceroses weighing one ton each: those rhinoceroses represent the size and scope of the […]

Rutland, VT: Upcoming household hazardous waste event

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – RUTLAND TOWN Transfer Station, in Northwood Park, off Post Road Extension, Rutland

THE SERVICE IS FREE TO: Residents of the Solid Waste Alliance Communities (SWAC) Towns only- Benson, Chittenden, Fair Haven, Middletown Springs, Pawlet, Rutland Town, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Tinmouth, and West […]

Of Toothpaste Tubes & Old Suitcases

Central Vermont Leads the Way in Recycling ‘Weird Stuff’

Sally Bellew and Cassandra Hemenway

Do you find yourself cringing each time you put something into the trash, because you believe it can’t be recycled? So do the folks at the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD) who are offering more than three-dozen […]

Back to Basics: What is Recyclable?

Image: CSWD

By Raeann Bilow

Being a perfect recycler is tough. Recycling poses size requirements, exceptions to some common rules, and different places to bring different recyclables. And even once you feel like you’ve mastered recycling in your own local area, you find there are changes from state to state, and county to county, […]

EPA Launches National Electronic Hazardous Waste Tracking System

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System (e-Manifest). The system will improve access to higher quality and more timely hazardous waste shipment data and save industry and states valuable time and resources to the tune of $90 million annually.

“Creation of the e-Manifest system demonstrates EPA’s commitment to […]

April household hazardous waste events scheduled for the Solid Waste Alliance Communities towns

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 – 8:30 – 12:30 p.m. – RUTLAND TOWN Transfer Station, 218 Northwood Park, off Post Road Extension, Rutland

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – FAIR HAVEN Transfer Station, 175 Fair Haven Avenue (off West Street), Fair Haven

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. […]