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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 […]

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 […]

From CSWD:

Free Compost Demos, Live Music, Kids Activities, and Film at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

CSWD and local partners are throwing a huge, FREE party for compost and you’re invited! We’ve got all kinds of fun for the kids, workshops and activities for adults, great munchies, live […]

Toxin-free Cleaning Solutions for a Healthy Home

By Clare Innes

Why do we all spend time cleaning? Many reasons come to mind, including safety. It’s just not safe to allow dirt and other messes to accumulate. But if you use toxic cleaners, doesn’t that negate the whole reason you’re spending all that time scrubbing away? When you use household products that have […]

CSWD announces Creative ReUse Art Showcase winners

When you look at a bicycle seat, do you see the form of a snail? Do plastic shopping bags make you think of jellyfish? Ever think of making a table out of a bicycle wheel? You’re not alone if you answered “no” to any of these questions, and that’s what makes the 18th Annual CSWD […]

From CSWD:

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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Want a waste-free school?

We can help with that.

Did you know that the average school wastes up to 48% of its food? Did you know the average student uses around 600 pounds of paper every year? No wonder that backpack is so heavy!

There are alternatives to all this waste. Some schools are already well down the pathway […]