Vermont collects 81,000 pounds of batteries in 2017

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…

CSWD to raise tip fee at recycling facility

The facts On May 1, 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: $25 per ton for recycling collected within Chittenden County…

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

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…