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Is this Recyclable? Tips to Recycle Right in Vermont

Recyclables on the conveyor belt with a worker sorting them at the Williston, VT Materials Recovery Facility. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Hemenway.

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 […]

Guide to Sustainable Gift Giving and Wrapping

Christmas lights and other long, stringy “tanglers” don’t belong in your recycling bin! Photo credit: CSWD.

Michele Morris

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 […]

Recycling: Who, What, Where and When?

Bales of plastic at Norcal’s Recycle Central at Pier 96 in San Francisco. Image: Flickr/Walter Parenteau.

Evan Lawrence

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 […]

Food Scraps Diversion: Vermont Act 148

Transfer stations and compost facilities across the state now offer food scrap drop-off. Image: CSWD

Michele Morris

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 […]

Strolling of the Heifers and WSWMD Plan for Zero Waste

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, […]

How to Minimize Energy and Packaging Waste This Holiday Season.

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 […]

Free EPCRA Compliance Workshop in Brattleboro, VT

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 […]

CVSWMD Helps Tunbridge Fair Compost 5.6 Tons of Food Scraps

A CVSWMD trained “Waste Warrior” checks the bins at one of the waste sorting stations set up at the Tunbridge Fair this year. Credit: Kelly Sammel, the Superintendent of Concessions for the fair.

Cassandra Hemenway

Picture five and a half rhinoceroses weighing one ton each: those rhinoceroses represent the size and scope of the […]

Rutland, VT: Upcoming household hazardous waste event

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – RUTLAND TOWN Transfer Station, in Northwood Park, off Post Road Extension, Rutland

THE SERVICE IS FREE TO: Residents of the Solid Waste Alliance Communities (SWAC) Towns only- Benson, Chittenden, Fair Haven, Middletown Springs, Pawlet, Rutland Town, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Tinmouth, and West […]

Of Toothpaste Tubes & Old Suitcases

Central Vermont Leads the Way in Recycling ‘Weird Stuff’

Sally Bellew and Cassandra Hemenway

Do you find yourself cringing each time you put something into the trash, because you believe it can’t be recycled? So do the folks at the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD) who are offering more than three-dozen […]