Wood bunker at South Burlington Drop-Off Center temporarily closed during upgrades

From September 12th to October 3rd, the Chittenden Solid Waste District will be making structural improvements to the wood bunker at the South Burlington Drop-Off Center (87 Landfill Rd, off of Patchen Rd). During construction, the South Burlington facility will not be able to accept wood waste at this facility. Customers will be able to drop off other accepted materials without interruption. During this time, customers are encouraged to bring…

Don’t use your bike anymore? Here are 3 ways to donate it

The annual Pedals for Progress event to donate your old bicycle and/or sewing machine is here! This annual event not only allows you to give back to a charitable cause, but it also makes for a great reminder of the reuse and donation options in Chittenden County that are offered here all year round. 1. Pedals for Progress The Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be conducting their annual…

CSWD to raise tip fee at recycling facility

The facts On September 4, 2018, CSWD will raise the recycling tip fee at our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). The tip fee is the rate haulers pay to drop off large loads of recycling, which the MRF machinery and workers sort and bale into marketable commodities streams (see What are tip fees? for more detail). The new tip fee will be $55 per ton for all recyclables, regardless of the…

ReUse Zones to close after September

Sandwich board in front of open door displays closure message.

CSWD’s Board and staff are reviewing each of our facilities and the services we provide to ensure that you always enjoy a safe, efficient visit. At our Drop-Off Centers, misuse of our ReUse Zones has been identified as a primary contributor to an unsafe environment. Customers frequently leave dangerous or poisonous items, household trash, and other inappropriate items in the ReUse Zone that can cause a high-risk situation. This adds…

Green summer activities in the Green Mountain State

Burlington, Vermont skyline

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…

Vermont collects 81,000 pounds of batteries in 2017

A variety of batteries

Note: Batteries do not belong in your recycling bin. Special drop-off recycling options exist. Learn more on the A-Z listing for batteries. Call2Recycle, Inc., the appointed battery stewardship program in Vermont, is pleased to announce that 81,000 pounds of single-use (primary) batteries were collected by Vermonters in 2017, a 24% increase over 2016. Vermont was the first state in the U.S. to require producers to finance a collection and special…

Storm cleanup: Where to get rid of branches, trees, and other natural wood

Houses with trees fallen down in front.

The storm system that blew through Vermont last night left many Chittenden County backyards and neighborhoods strewn with woody debris, from branches to entire trees. It also left local residents with the task of finding a way to get rid of them. Fortunately, there are a number of local drop-off facilities that accept natural wood. But before you start piling downed trees and branches into your truck bed, there are…

2016 Changes to Disposal Law & How They Affect You

These policies and requirements are in effect for Chittenden County as of July 1, 2016: Trash haulers must offer leaf & yard debris collection service. Leaf & yard debris is already banned from the landfill. Now haulers who offer trash collection must also offer a service to collect leaf & yard debris, separate from other waste. They may charge for this service. Haulers are not required to offer collection of…