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Community Food Scrap Share

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 […]

VT Food Scrap Ban

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 […]

CVSWD Offer: Composter Bulk Order

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 Invites comments on new draft Solid Waste Implementation Plan

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 CSWD Drop-Off Centers closed 3/24 and 3/25; Environmental Depot closed 3/24 until further notice

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 […]

Is this Recyclable? Tips to Recycle Right in Vermont

Recyclables on the conveyor belt with a worker sorting them at the Williston, VT Materials Recovery Facility. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Hemenway.

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 […]

Addressing Food Waste in Schools

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 […]

Guide to Sustainable Gift Giving and Wrapping

Christmas lights and other long, stringy “tanglers” don’t belong in your recycling bin! Photo credit: CSWD.

Michele Morris

The holiday season leaves much in its wake: Warm memories, lots of leftovers, maybe few extra pounds, and a whole lot of…stuff. Because you’re reading this, we know you’re committed to reducing your waste as much […]

Recycling: Who, What, Where and When?

Bales of plastic at Norcal’s Recycle Central at Pier 96 in San Francisco. Image: Flickr/Walter Parenteau.

Evan Lawrence

Despite the widely-publicized crash in the recycling markets, recycling is still possible and still worth doing. Depending on where you live, it may just be harder to do.

Markets continue to be good […]

Food Scraps Diversion: Vermont Act 148

Transfer stations and compost facilities across the state now offer food scrap drop-off. Image: CSWD

Michele Morris

Food is many things: Fuel for working bodies, a livelihood for farmers of all sizes and types, an expression of love and nurturing in many families. One thing food should never be is wasted.

The Vermont […]