• 9th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit – Register Today

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    If you’re passionate about organics (also known as “food scraps” or “compostables”), composting, or anaerobic digestion, then you won’t want to miss the 9th installment of the Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS)! VORS brings together some of the region’s most knowledgeable minds on the subject, for a day of education, discussion forums, networking, and vendor outreach – to help communities manage organics as a resource. Vermont Organics Recycling Summit Thursday, April 2, … Continued

  • Green Mountain Compost is hiring!


    Green Mountain Compost is currently hiring for 3 full-time (seasonal) positions: Office Assistant Delivery Driver Production Assistant Please visit our Job Openings page for more information and to apply.

  • Hannaford Supermarkets save $15 million by diverting waste


    A Massachusetts-based nonprofit recently certified Hannaford Supermarkets in its Grocery Stewardship Certification program, based on a 2014 review of sustainability practices in all of its 184 stores nationwide. In addition to water conservation practices, and a first-of-its-kind initiative in a Turner, Maine Hannaford to use carbon dioxide as a refrigerant instead of HFCs, the chain has also put a lot of effort into reducing its landfill waste. Sustainability practices at … Continued

  • Worm Composting & the 4 R’s with Heartworks Pre-School

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    As CSWD’s School Outreach Coordinator, I had the delight to first visit Shelburne’s Heartworks Pre-School in November of 2014 after Marie Fetter contacted me to come in to talk with her pre-school students about worm composting and the 4 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot! Her class had been learning about how to care for the Earth and she thought the education CSWD offers would tie in perfectly. Upon my … Continued

  • School Spotlight: Sustainability Academy

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    The Sustainability Academy (SA) of Burlington has been busy living up to their name during the first half of the school year. Teaching students about the importance of composting, competing in the Green Cup Recycling Challenge, and conducting a trash audit and it is only halfway through the year! First graders at The Sustainability Academy take composting seriously! Guided by Julie Brown and Meg O’Connor, the enthusiastic students conducted a … Continued

  • 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. Learn more about some … Continued

CSWD Spotlight

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Universal Recycling & Composting Law

New changes in the law are going into effect between now and 2020. Click here to find out more about how Act 148 will affect you – and how to prepare so you’re well ahead of the curve in Chittenden County.