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CSWD announces new recycling guidance on bottle caps

Put caps back on bottles and jars before recycling It’s perhaps the most hotly debated “blue-bin” recycling question of the decade: Should you put the cap back on that bottle before you recycle it? Or does the cap go in the trash? The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD), the municipality that oversees recycling in Chittenden […]

Chittenden County: Storm cleanup: Where to get rid of branches, trees, and other natural wood

Cut downed trees to the size limit, and keep wood separate from leaves and other yard debris.

The storm system that blew through Vermont last night left many Chittenden County backyards and neighborhoods strewn with woody debris, from branches to entire trees. It also left local residents with the task of finding a way to […]

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 […]

CSWD Launches Grant Program to Fund Innovations in Recycling

The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is launching a new grant program to help create or improve markets for hard-to-recycle products and packaging from Chittenden County.

The Recycling Market Development Grant Program will invest up to a total of $30,000 into projects that support or develop recycling markets for targeted materials — those that make […]

Got leaves? Here’s where to bring them! 

It’s officially Fall. The leaves know it — they’re already tinged with a Crayola box of color and launching themselves from the treetops and into your yard. And those once-glorious gardens are starting to look a little scraggly. Here’s what to do with all those heaps of leaves and garden debris:

HERE’S WHAT WE […]

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 http://cswd.net/composting/compost-awareness-week/

CSWD holds public hearings on new Solid Waste Implementation Plan

The Chittenden Solid Waste District has rewritten its Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) to comply with the State of Vermont’s Materials Management Plan (MMP). The MMP contains performance standards, including those focused on implementing Act 148 (Vermont’s universal recycling and composting law), that each solid waste entity must meet to achieve the following goals:

Prevent […]

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 […]

From CSWD:

Learn how to compost your food scraps in your own backyard – FREE!

You’ve been thinking about it. You see your friends make it look so easy. You see others make it look so hard. It’s time to find out for yourself how to make compost happen right in your own backyard.

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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 […]