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CSWD holds public hearings on new Solid Waste Implementation Plan

CSWD bannerThe 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 waste from being generated.
  • Promote sustainable materials management, with a preference for highest and best uses.
  • Minimize reliance on waste disposal (landfilling and incineration).
  • Conserve resources, minimize energy consumption, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other adverse environmental impacts.

CSWD’s plan includes information on how various waste streams are managed in Chittenden County; how members are and will be educated on waste prevention, reduction, and proper disposal; and how CSWD will meet the performance standards in the MMP.

Before the SWIP is finalized, we would like to get feedback on the plan from members of the Chittenden Solid Waste District: Chittenden County residents, businesses, and stakeholders.

The proposed Solid Waste Implementation Plan can be found on the SWIP page on our website.

Here’s how you can weigh in on the new Solid Waste Implementation Plan:

Submit your comments in writing. Comments will be accepted until 4 p.m., March 13, 2015.

Snail mail: Plan c/o CSWD, 1021 Redmond Rd., Williston, VT 05495

Attend a public hearing.There will be two public hearings. Please feel free to attend either one:

WHEN: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Essex Police Department Conference Room, 145 Maple St., Essex Junction


WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Williston Police Station Community Room, 7928 Williston Rd., Williston

If you have questions, please call Nancy Plunkett, CSWD Waste Reduction Manager, at (802) 872-8100 ext. 222.

Thank you in advance for your help in keeping your District in the forefront of sustainable waste management!


The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is a municipality created by the State of Vermont to manage the solid waste generated by the residents, businesses, and visitors in Chittenden County. We provide facilities and programs and use economically and environmentally sound methods to reduce the volume and toxicity of this waste stream.

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