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Manchester, NH is Second City in the Nation to Use 100% Recyclable Carts

The OceanCore carts will replace broken or new carts for Manchester residents across the city. The carts are made from a blend of 40 percent post-consumer recycled material, 10 percent of which is recycled ocean-bound plastic. (Rehrig Pacific Company)

On January 19, Mayor Joyce Craig and the Department of Public Works […]

Celebrate Composting Week and Scrap Food Waste

It’s International Composting Week! Celebrate by composting food scraps in your backyard, transfer station, or with a food scrap hauler. Keeping food waste out of landfills cuts greenhouse gas emissions. Don’t know where to start? Learn more here.


CSWD Receives Call2Recycle Top 100 Leader in Sustainability Award

The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is pleased to announce recognition by Call2Recycle as a 2020 Top 100 Leader in Sustainability. The Leader in Sustainability award is given out annually to top performing Call2Recycle program participants who excel with their battery recycling efforts. This is the sixth year CSWD has received the Leader in Sustainability […]

February 18th is National Battery Day!

from CSWD

Americans purchase nearly 3 billion dry-cell (alkaline or lithium) batteries every year to power radios, toys, cellular phones, watches, laptop computers, and portable power tools. (University of Illinois at Urbana, 2021) These batteries can have a second life with proper disposal.

Tips on handling batteries:

1.Do not put batteries in your blue bin […]

Let’s Talk Trash: Monday, February 22nd

Minot-Sleeper Library Let’s Talk Trash Monday, February 22nd at 6:30pm

For this month’s Locally Produced series on sustainable living, the library and Bristol’s Sustainability Committee invite the community to join us for a conversation about trash, waste management, and other aspects of waste management. The conversation will host local […]

Managing Food Scraps at Housing Sites – Free Virtual Event

The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District is offering a free virtual event, Food scrap Management for Multi-Unit Housing, on Thursday, Nov 12 at 4:00 pm.

Featured speakers are:

CVSWMD Outreach Manager Cassandra Hemenway, to review how the district can support landlords DEC Environmental Analyst Emma Stuhl to discuss Vermont Food Scrap laws […]

Community Food Scrap Share

The Rutland County Solid Waste District, Solid Waste Alliance Communities and 350 Rutland County are pleased to announce the roll out of the Community Food Scrap Share Program. This spring, over 285 people participated in our Composting 101 Workshops. As an offshoot of this educational project, we have created a community share platform after identifying […]

VT Food Scrap Ban

Dear neighbors, So much is happening at CSWD! I am not sure where to start. Facilities are reopening, more materials are being accepted, and the July 1st food scrap ban is almost upon us. I’ll focus on the food scrap ban here. But please, keep reading to catch up on the latest in reopenings […]

CVSWD Offer: Composter Bulk Order

The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District has teamed up with the Composting Association of Vermont to organize a bulk order of Jora Composters – just in time for Vermont’s July 1 landfill ban on food scraps (learn more about that here), If you have attended any of our compost presentations or webinars, you’ve heard […]

CSWD Invites comments on new draft Solid Waste Implementation Plan

CSWD Seeks Public Input on New Draft Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) CSWD is seeking public input on our new Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP). This Plan, required by State statute, outlines how we will meet the Performance Standards in the Vermont Materials Management Plan (MMP), which Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources updated in […]