• The most waste-friendly events — and what we can learn from them

    Leading up to the 2018 Super Bowl last February, the organizers set a lofty goal: Host the first “zero waste” Super Bowl ever. Specifically, their aim was to recover around 90% of the waste they typically generate on game day (which averages around 40 tons). “But,” you may be thinking, “reducing waste is hard enough at home – it must be impossible at a sporting event that sees 100,000+ ticketholders!”…

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  • Green summer activities in the Green Mountain State

    I don’t know about you, but winter was an especially tough one for me this year. By the time that final April snowstorm rolled around, the air-so-cold-it-hurts-your-face and short, dark days had really taken its toll. But that all seems like a distant memory now. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the moods are brighter. Summertime is a favorite season for a lot of Vermonters, and no…

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  • 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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