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Effective January 1, Compostable foodware no longer accepted at CSWD Organics Diversion Facility

Effective January 1, 2022, the Chittenden Solid Waste District’s Organics Diversion Facility (or “ODF” — where Green Mountain Compost is made) will no longer accept cups, plates, utensils, or foodware of any kind, even if it is certified compostable. That means CSWD Drop-Off Centers and companies that provide curbside pickup of food scraps destined for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

All CSWD Drop-Off Centers closed 3/24 and 3/25; Environmental Depot closed 3/24 until further notice

All Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) Drop-Off Centers (DOCs) will be closed on Tuesday, 3/24 and Wednesday, 3/25.

This pause will enable us to deep-clean facilities, modify our facilities to provide safer interactions between our employees and the public, and provide thorough training on public interaction protocols under these unprecedented conditions. We will post schedule […]

Fire at CSWD Facility Highlights Danger of “Wishful Recycling”

Williston, VT — At about 5pm on Tuesday, July 31st, a small fire was reported at the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Williston, the District’s sorting facility for large loads of “blue bin” recyclables.

The incident occurred after the facility had already shut down for the day. Local fire departments […]

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 […]