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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 – […]

Vermont Bans Food Waste from Landfills

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 […]

EVENT THURSDAY: Talkin’ Trash

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 […]

RUTLAND COUNTY, VT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

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

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Reducing Plastic Waste and Promoting Oral Health

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 […]