Hinesburg, VT — The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) has decided to close the Hinesburg Drop-Off Center at 907 Beecher Hill Rd. until construction of the Town of Hinesburg’s new highway garage is complete. The final day of operation at the Hinesburg Drop-Off Center will be Saturday, December 2nd. “We value the strong partnership we […]
Here is what 365 disposable coffee cups look like compared with a single durable coffee mug. Photo: Rhonda Mace, CSWD School Outreach Coordinator.
By Jonny Finity
Every year when I was a kid, we used to get two stockings on Christmas. One at home, filled by my mom, and one at my grandparents’ house […]
The recent news about climate change, hurricanes, firestorms etc is sobering and relates to a significant, often overlooked, cause of climate change namely, the massive amounts of food that we throw away.
This ends up in landfills and, in rotting, emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. We seem to be challenged by climate […]
Two weeks remain to apply for grant funds from the Chittenden Solid Waste District. Williston, VT — The deadline for applications in CSWD’s Recycling Market Development Grant Program is approaching: Applications are due to CSWD by 2pm on Tuesday, October 31st. The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) launched this new grant program to encourage […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]