Read the CSWD Annual Report for FY17

The CSWD Annual Report for FY17 covers the period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. This year saw big gains in composting and food donation. Green Mountain Compost (GMC), a program of CSWD, managed more than 10 million pounds of food scraps—15% more than the previous year. Another big success stories of the year? The amount of construction & demolition (C&D) waste sent to the landfill dropped by…

Hazardous waste collection event in Jericho shut down as precautionary measure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A household hazardous waste collection event was forced to shut down early on Saturday, September 2nd, when a resident brought material for collection without realizing it was explosive. The event, hosted by the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD), was held at the Highway Garage in Jericho. Upon identifying the material as diethyl ether—a shock-sensitive explosive chemical—the staff at the Rover, CSWD’s mobile collection unit for household hazardous…

Chittenden County is No. 1 in the country for mercury thermostat collection

When it comes to collecting mercury thermostats for recycling in the US, Chittenden County, VT is second to none. According to a recent report from the Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC), between 2012 and 2016, Chittenden County residents dropped off 2,280 units in the collection program, just ahead of Hennepin County, MN, which collected 2,274 thermostats. The margin grows wider when put in per capita terms: Chittenden County has just over…

Fake “press release” received by CSWD

On Wednesday, January 11, the Chittenden Solid Waste District received by mail a fake “press release,” complete with a mocked-up light-green letterhead drawn from our website banner and the words “Press Release” at the top. The anonymous, error-ridden, and inaccurate content and staff “quotes” should in no way be construed as representative of or originating from Chittenden Solid Waste District. Please disregard the fake release to help discourage the use…

CSWD receives hazardous waste management grant from the VT DEC

The Chittenden Solid Waste District has been awarded a grant worth $79,960 by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to help cover costs for providing facilities and education for the proper disposal of hazardous waste generated by residents and qualifying businesses. The grant is part of a solid waste assistance fund provided by the state to help towns and solid waste planning entities implement their solid waste plans, as…

CSWD publishes FY16 Annual Report

The Chittenden Solid Waste District’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2016 offers an overview of CSWD’s efforts to fulfill its mission to provide efficient, economical, and environmentally sound management of solid waste generated by the businesses, residents, and visitors of member towns and cities. Highlights include… A waste composition study conducted by CSWD that found that 60% of what Chittenden County residents throw in the trash could be diverted from…

CSWD welcomes new General Manager

Sarah Reeves has joined the Chittenden Solid Waste District as the new General Manager. She replaces Tom Moreau, who retired after serving in that position for 21 years. Reeves will oversee operations and ensure that the District continues to achieve its mission of using economically and environmentally sound methods to reduce and manage the waste stream generated in Chittenden County. She brings a strong background in managing the flow of…

Check out the NEW Chuck-It Guide!

The CSWD Chuck-It Guide is the reduce, reuse, recycle, and trash disposal guide for Chittenden County, and we just released our biannual update. This iconic publication is packed full of helpful information and tips to getting rid of just about anything. Including: Contact Info: hours of operation, addresses & phone numbers for all CSWD facilities Quick A-Z guide with recycling & disposal options for the most common items Detailed Sections…

CSWD and Dealer.com Launch “The Art of Recycling”

Media Contacts Jonny Finity Marketing Specialist, Chittenden Solid Waste District jfinity@cswd.net | 802-872-8100 ext. 246 Jill Badolato Director Of Social Responsibility, Dealer.com jill@dealer.com | 802-318-1311 Williston, VT … The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD), with a grant from Dealer.com, has launched a first-of-its-kind project fusing art and recycling. Local artists were invited to paint murals on eight of CSWD’s 22-foot-long recycling containers in order to create a more beautiful, engaging…

Single-use batteries now recyclable throughout Vermont

Flashlights eventually fade to dark. Clocks inevitably run down. Even the Energizer Bunny’s drum beat has to dribble to a stop sometime. When single-use batteries give up the ghost, the only way to get rid of them has been to toss them in the trash — until now! Starting January 1, 2016, CSWD Drop-Off Centers, CSWD’s Environmental Depot, and about a hundred other sites around Vermont began accepting alkaline single-use batteries for recycling. To…