• Register for the CSWD Recycle Rally: Does your school have what it takes?

    Registration is now open for the CSWD 2018 Recycle Rally! We are inviting all Chittenden County K-12 schools to a friendly interschool competition to see who is #1 at “Recycling Right” (and reducing their waste). What is a Recycle Rally? The Recycle Rally is a friendly competition between Chittenden County schools that empowers students, raises awareness about resource recovery, and unites school communities around the common goal of “recycling right.”…

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  • Read the CSWD Annual Report for FY17

    The CSWD Annual Report for FY17 covers the period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. This year saw big gains in composting and food donation. Green Mountain Compost (GMC), a program of CSWD, managed more than 10 million pounds of food scraps—15% more than the previous year. Another big success stories of the year? The amount of construction & demolition (C&D) waste sent to the landfill dropped by…

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  • Holiday Recycling Quiz Results

    Ding, ding, ding! The results from last month’s holiday recycling quiz are in! And we must say, Chittenden County: Not too shabby…not too shabby at all. The average score came in at an impressive 83%! You clearly know quite a bit about recycling! There were just a few common questions that tripped people up. Most commonly missed questions 1. Empty whipped cream cans 52% didn’t know they could go in…

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  • Watch: Phoenix Books says “no” to plastic bags

    Woman and man standing next to durable, red shopping bags.

    Michele Morris, our Outreach & Communications Director, recently stopped by Phoenix Books in Burlington to chat with owner Michael DeSanto on his decision to stop giving out single-use plastic bags—opting instead for a more durable alternative.

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  • Save The Food: Take the 6-Week Challenge

    A large pile of waste bread, fruits & vegetables.

    In Vermont, food makes up about 26% of the stuff we put in our household trash. Take 2016 as an example: When averaged out, Chittenden County households collectively trashed 161 pounds of food per person. This isn’t just a waste of food. Transporting all of that food to the landfill also wastes fuel (9,724 gallons of diesel), generates 108 tons of carbon dioxide, and puts a lot of extra wear…

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  • ‘Tis the season to donate those unwanted gifts

    Last Christmas, I excitedly unwrapped the most gorgeous present I could find with my name on it. I eagerly wondered what could it be as I ripped the paper apart…earrings from Earthbound? The comfiest PJs ever? My favorite flavor of hot cocoa? As my mind raced with the possibilities, reality quickly dawned on me. It was a pair of wool socks…with batteries attached to heat them. As if the classic…

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