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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. […]

CSWD to close Hinesburg Drop-Off Center during town’s construction project

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 […]

Happy Trash-Free Holidays

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 […]

Innovative, Effective Responses to Climate Change

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 […]

Media Alert: Application deadline approaches for CSWD Recycling Market Development grant program

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 […]

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 – […]