• Library & Country Store join forces to recycle on the Jericho Town Green

    A trash and recycling station sit on the Jericho Green.

    If Jericho, VT had a downtown, it would be the section of Route 15 that passes Joe’s Snack Bar. But some say the soul of Jericho is actually the Green – the grassy oval that separates the Jericho Town Library from the 200 year-old Jericho Center Country Store and which briefly turns Browns Trace into a lazy roundabout.

    How a local business, a library, and a church congregation are joining forces to solve this quaint village’s modern problem: Waste.

  • Love compost? Love biking?

    A girl sits on the ground next to a bicycle cart to collect food scraps

    Do you love biking? Are you passionate about food waste? CSWD has an internship opening for a friendly combassador …er… compostador …uh… compost ambassador! We are looking for a composting enthusiast to pedal farmer’s markets and other fun events to promote CSWD’s Drop-Off Composting Program. We’ll outfit your bike with a festive bike cargo trailer stocked with info & giveaways!  Estimated time commitment is 5-10 hours each week, now through […]

  • The Rover is making the rounds to collect household hazardous waste!


    The Rover makes the rounds each summer & fall, stopping on Saturdays in towns around Chittenden County. If you have hazardous leftovers, like automotive fluids, garden fertilizers or harsh pesticides, bring them on down! The Rover is available to residents of Chittenden County only. Can’t make it to the Rover on the dates below? Never fear: The Environmental Depot is open year-round in South Burlington. They accept everything that the […]

  • Q&A with our new General Manager, Sarah Reeves

    Headshot of CSWD General Manager, Sarah Reeves

    Meet Sarah Reeves, CSWD’s new General Manager! On August 8, Sarah Reeves will take the helm as General Manager of the Chittenden Solid Waste District. Tom Moreau retired from the position after 21 years of leadership. Sarah Reeves was born and raised in Rhode Island. While she can launch into her alma mater’s fight song at the slightest provocation, she and her family are looking forward to settling into their […]

  • Black plastic: no longer recyclable in Chittenden County

    A black plastic food service container

    Black plastic is pretty easy to identify. It’s plastic, and it’s black. And in Chittenden County, it doesn’t belong in your recycling bin. We recommend reusing black plastic containers to store leftovers, or in a craft project. But if you can’t invent another use for them, black plastic goes in the trash. If you’re wondering why, keep reading. The short answer The global commodities market – where we sell the […]

  • Check out the NEW Chuck-It Guide!

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    The CSWD Chuck-It Guide is the reduce, reuse, recycle, and trash disposal guide for Chittenden County, and we just released our biannual update. This iconic publication is packed full of helpful information and tips to getting rid of just about anything. Including: Contact Info: hours of operation, addresses & phone numbers for all CSWD facilities Quick A-Z guide with recycling & disposal options for the most common items Detailed Sections […]

  • Shred your documents for free at these local events

    Isolated heap of shredded paper

    Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen, according to the AARP Fraud Watch Network. We’ve all heard the horror stories. Identities stolen, credit ruined, lives destroyed. The most effective steps for protecting your personal information should happen at your home or business, before a document hits the recycling bin: Black out personal information before recycling mail; Shred any document that contains private information like your social security number or credit […]

  • Welcome to Chittenden County: 7 tips to reduce your footprint

    The skyline of Burlington, VT with the composting and recycling symbols

    If this is your first move to Chittenden County, welcome to town! If you’re returning…welcome home. Vermont is a special place. It’s the birthplace of many very cool things, including Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Burton Snowboards, ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center, to name only a few (a drop in the bucket). Here you’ll find the best maple syrup in the world, some inspiring local restaurants, and more microbrews per capita than any […]

  • WATCH: Behind the scenes at the recycling facility

    A woman holds a blue bin full of recyclables

    If you’ve ever wondered what really happens to your recyclables after they leave your blue bin, you’ll love this video. The Materials Recovery Facility (or MRF – rhymes with “smurf”) is the first stop for your recyclables on their exciting journey to a new life. The MRF is sort of like a Willy Wonka factory; except instead of rivers of chocolate you’ll find fast-moving streams of valuable resources that somehow […]


CSWD Spotlight

Act 148 symbols2016 Law Changes & How They Affect You

Several laws go into effect on July 1st. These laws affect residents, businesses, event planners, builders, restaurants, and more. Read about the law changes and how CSWD can help.