• Drug Take Back Day


    April 30, 2016 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Find a location near you

  • Celebrate Spring at CompostFest!

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    The 4th annual CompostFest will take place at Green Mountain Compost on Sunday, May 1st from 10am – 3pm, with fun for the whole family! Take a gardening workshop with a number of local growing experts, sample the fare from a couple of food trucks, relax with live music, and bring your kids! They’ll love the bouncy house, face painting, big trucks, ice cream sundaes, and giant sand pile! With […]

  • Shred your documents for free at these local events

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    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

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    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 […]

  • Learn more about the people behind CSWD

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    All of us at CSWD love being a part of the dynamic community of creative people in Chittenden County. But we’re not just a bunch of “waste heads” (as one staff member recently put it). There’s a lot more to the team – we’re SCUBA divers, musicians, tennis players, parents, runners & bike riders, original Nintendo game players, snowboarders and skiiers, dog lovers, and much more.   Meet the folks […]


CSWD Spotlight

4 Items that don't belong4 common items that don’t belong in your recycling bin

Not everything belongs in your recycling bin—like these everyday items. Click here to find out why.