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 […]
Christmas lights and other long, stringy “tanglers” don’t belong in your recycling bin! Photo credit: CSWD.
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 […]
Bales of plastic at Norcal’s Recycle Central at Pier 96 in San Francisco. Image: Flickr/Walter Parenteau.
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 […]
Transfer stations and compost facilities across the state now offer food scrap drop-off. Image: CSWD
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]