If you live or work in Chittenden County, the Chittenden Solid Waste District has a program to help you reduce the amount of material you send to the landfill.
We offer free tools and consultations to one-person shops, industries employing hundreds of people and everything in between. Recycling, composting, reducing hazardous materials in the workplace — in the end, it’s all good for the bottom line! Find out more on our Business Programs page.
Classroom presentations, field trips, and curriculum ideas — we’ve got it all when it comes to teaching all levels of students the hows and whys of reducing waste. Check it out on our School Programs page.
It takes a village to . . . reduce waste! We’ll help your municipality or community group put on events to help residents reduce, reuse and recycle. Go to our Community Programs page for helpful resources.
When product manufacturers accept responsibility for the disposal of their products when they reach the end of their useful lifespans, they are more likely to design those products for ease of recycling, containing fewer toxins, and maybe even to last a little longer. The Vermont Product Stewardship Council has been in the forefront of bringing product stewardship principles to Vermont, resulting in the passage of the electronics and mercury thermostat disposal laws, with laws covering disposal of paint, mercury-containing lamps and bulbs, and packaging and printed materials on the horizon. Read more about our product stewardship efforts on the Product Stewardship page.