• We have a 2018 Recycle Rally winner!

    Students pose for the camera in the hallway behind a woman holding a large trophy.

    Last year, CSWD held the first-ever Recycle Rally – a friendly inter-school competition that empowers students, raises awareness about resource recovery and conservation, and unites school communities around a common goal: Recycle right! After a successful first year, Recycle Rally went on to see six schools compete in 2018 to see who could be the rock star recyclers of Chittenden County. And the winner is… C.P. Smith! Located in the…

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  • CSWD to cut subsidy for 16-gallon recycling bins

    Fee of $5 per bin in effect starting July 1st After distributing almost 200,000 “free” recycling bins to residents, schools, and businesses in Chittenden County over the past 25 years, the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) has announced that beginning July 1, 2018, they will charge $5 each for 16-gallon recycling bins. Bins by the numbers $866,000 Amount spent on recycling bins since 1993. 170,000 Number of curbside bins distributed…

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  • The Event Recycling Quiz

    These are common items at events – but whether you’re at home, work, school, or an event – the same rules apply. Which of these items go in the recycling, composting, or trash bin?

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  • CSWD receives hazardous waste management grant

    The Chittenden Solid Waste District has been awarded a grant worth $106,470 by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to help cover costs for providing facilities and education for the proper disposal of hazardous waste generated by residents and qualifying businesses. The grant is part of a solid waste assistance fund provided by the state to help towns and solid waste planning entities implement their solid waste plans, as…

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  • The Rover is picking up hazardous waste through October

    The Rover is the mobile household hazardous waste collection unit that hibernates at the CSWD Environmental Depot, our year-round hazardous waste collection facility in South Burlington. During the summer, the Rover comes out of hibernation and makes its rounds, stopping once in each town and accepts household hazardous wastes from residents (material from businesses is not accepted at Rover events). The Rover accepts household hazardous wastes such as paints and stains, automotive fluids, hobby…

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  • CSWD announces new recycling guidance on bottle caps

    Put caps back on bottles and jars before recycling It’s perhaps the most hotly debated “blue-bin” recycling question of the decade: Should you put the cap back on that bottle before you recycle it? Or does the cap go in the trash? The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD), the municipality that oversees recycling in Chittenden County, is laying the debate to rest with updated instructions on preparing containers for recycling:…

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