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…

Recycling fee increase – and what it means for you

This is an extended version of a story that originally appeared in the CSWD NewsFlash, our monthly newsletter. Get our news first by signing up to receive the NewsFlash on our homepage or on the NewsFlash Archives page.   On July 1, 2015, CSWD will raise its recycling “tip fee” at our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). The tip fee is what we charge large trash & recycling haulers when they…

Tip Fee Increase Notice

On July 1, 2014, tip fees will increase at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

CSWD will also begin charging for large quantities of pallets and clean lumber at Drop-Off Centers that accept this material. Fees for natural wood (limbs, brush etc.) will not change. More information»