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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 – […]

Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week!

The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) and Green Mountain Compost are joining the rest of the planet in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week, May 3-9, with a roster of fun, soil-boosting workshops and activities. Check out the list below and reserve your spot at CSWD’s Compost Awareness Week web page at

Sustainability Academy to throw trash on lawn

On Friday, December 12, K-5 students, staff, and parents of The Sustainability Academy in Burlington will toss a day’s worth of trash onto the lawn. They’re doing this to get a gander at what should have been recycled or composted instead of thrown in the garbage can and, ultimately, the landfill. This effort will establish […]

July’s News from CSWD

The Rover is coming to your town!

The Rover is the mobile household hazardous waste collection unit that hibernates at the Environmental Depot, CSWD’s year-round hazardous waste collection facility in South Burlington. While the Depot takes hazardous materials all year long, the Rover will stop once in each town, until mid-October.

The Rover accepts household […]

CSWD seeks participants for Citizen Advisory Committee

The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is forming a Citizen Advisory Committee to get public input on a proposal to change how trash and recycling is picked up from households in Chittenden County. CSWD has been examining a system called “consolidated collection,” whereby the County is divided into trash and recycling collection districts. […]

Vermont’s Battery Recycling Law

First-in-nation single-use battery recycling mandate signed into law in Vermont

Montpelier, Vermont – Start saving your flashlight batteries for recycling: On May 22, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law Act 139, the first battery recycling law of its kind in the country. Act 139 lays the groundwork for free and convenient recycling of […]

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NewsFlash January 2014 Keep your Christmas tree out of the landfill — the easy way

Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to give your Christmas tree the old heave-ho-ho-ho. But don’t let all that holiday spirit languish in a landfill! In Chittenden County, we have lots of options for giving that tree new life, […]

Holiday schedule for CSWD and partner facilities:

Tuesday, Dec. 24: CSWD Drop-Off Centers: Essex: open 9:30-1:30; Richmond, South Burlington, and Williston: open 8-12). Green Mountain Compost: open 8-12. Environmental Depot: Closed. Materials Recovery Facility: Open regular hours, 6-3:30. CSWD Administrative Offices: Open 8-12. Casella Resource Solutions: Open regular hours, 7-4:15 Burlington Area Transfer Station: Open regular hours, 6:30-4 McNeil Wood & Yard […]

Check out CSWD’s video library!

CSWD has a library of movies that inform, entertain, and inspire viewers to reduce their impact on the planet. Want to borrow them for your discussion group, house party, or community event? Below is a list of our current selection. If you see something you’d like to check out, contact or 872-8100 x234.

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Seven ways to keep your holiday spirit out of the landfill

1. Say NO! to artificial Christmas trees. Here’s why:

The average artificial tree lasts 6 to 9 years but will remain in a landfill for centuries. Think a real tree poses a greater fire hazard? Think again. Artificial trees are made with polyvinyl chloride, which often uses lead as a stabilizer, making it toxic to […]