Commercial landscapers soon required to use Green Mountain Compost in Williston for yard waste drop-off

Beginning August 31st, loads of leaves and yard debris from commercial landscapers will no longer be accepted at McNeil Wood & Yard Waste Depot or CSWD Drop-Off Centers. All landscapers must deliver yard debris directly to Green Mountain Compost (1042 Redmond Rd, Williston). McNeil will continue to accept clean, natural wood from landscapers, and non-commercial loads of yard debris. Commercial landscapers should deliver leaves & yard debris directly to Green…

MRF Tour with VT Representative Curt Taylor

Curt Taylor, Vermont State Representative of Colchester, has arranged for a tour of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), on Friday, August 4th from 10-11am. To reserve a spot on the tour, fill out the form below. Each person attending the tour must be registered with a separate form to ensure we have space and do not exceed safety limits.

CSWD to add food scrap fee

A woman collects a drop-off composting bucket from the Drop-Off Center operator

Beginning July 1, 2017, CSWD Drop-Off Centers (DOCs) will begin charging $1.50 for each container of up to 5 gallons of food scraps brought in for composting, when NOT brought in with landfill-bound trash. Don’t get us wrong — we support and encourage people keeping as much material as possible out of the landfill. We just have to make sure that we’re doing it in an economically sustainable way so…

Help combat Distracted Drop-Off Syndrome

CSWD staff standing in the doorway at the Richmond Drop-Off Center

Your dog probably looks forward to a Saturday run to the local CSWD Drop-Off Center more than you do. Sure, you get to say howdy to your neighbors, check out the cool stuff in the ReUse zone, and check off trash, recycling, reusables, and food scraps from your to-do list. But your dog gets a treat, and that’s the coolest thing of the day in doggy-world. With all that human…

Food Drive, Bottle Drive & Coin Drop at Milton DOC – Saturday, June 18

Do you visit the Milton Drop-Off Center to unload recyclables, trash, food scraps, or anything else? When you come on Saturday, June 18th, bring along something to benefit the Milton Family Community Center! Event: Food Drive/Coin Drop/Bottle Drive Date: Saturday, June 18 Location: Milton Drop-Off Center Hours: 8-3:30 To benefit: The Milton Family Community Center (MFCC) From MFCC: The mission of the Milton Family Community Center is: “To build strong…

WATCH: Behind the scenes at the recycling facility

A woman holds a blue bin full of recyclables

If you’ve ever wondered what really happens to your recyclables after they leave your blue bin, you’ll love this video. The Materials Recovery Facility (or MRF – rhymes with “smurf”) is the first stop for your recyclables on their exciting journey to a new life. The MRF is sort of like a Willy Wonka factory; except instead of rivers of chocolate you’ll find fast-moving streams of valuable resources that somehow…