HomeDocuments, Reports & Procurements

CSWD publishes plans, studies, reports, and RFPs (request for proposals) related to solid waste management.

Policy Documents

CSWD Charter

Adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont on March 3, 1987.

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CSWD Solid Waste Management Ordinance

In 1992, CSWD adopted its original Solid Waste Management Ordinance (SWMO), which dictates how trash, recycling, and other solid waste must be handled and disposed of within Chittenden County.

View SWMO

CSWD Solid Waste Implementation Plan

To comply with Vermont statute, CSWD must adopt a Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) that conforms to the Vermont Materials Management Plan (MMP).  The SWIP provides information on how various waste streams are managed in Chittenden County, how members are and will be educated on waste prevention and proper disposal, and how CSWD will meet the specific performance standards in the MMP. It also includes criteria for review of and including solid waste facilities in the SWIP.

CSWD’s draft 2020 SWIP is now moving through the approval process.

Visit the SWIP page for details on the State and public review process, to read the draft SWIP, and to submit your comments.


MRF Quality Control Policy

The MRF Quality Control Policy (QCP) outlines the policies and procedures for load inspections at CSWD’s Materials Recovery Facility.

View QCP

Current Procurement/RFP/Bids

Frequently Asked Questions about RFPs

Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purchase of a Point-of-Sale (POS) System

Forklift RFB

Residential Waste Composition Study RFB #20200312

General Counsel Legal Services

Classification and Compensation Study and Analysis


Annual Reports

FY 2019 Annual Report
FY 2018 Annual Report
FY 2017 Annual Report
FY 2016 Annual Report
FY 2015 Annual Report

Contact us for additional Annual Reports.

Other Reports

CSWD CY2018 Diversion Report (CSWD, 2019)

Green Mountain Compost Business Analysis (DSM, 2018)

Household Solid Waste Survey Report (CSWD, 2017)

Waste Composition Study Summary (CSWD, 2015)

Household Solid Waste Survey Report (CSWD, 2015)

CSWD Analysis of Residential Curbside Organics Collection Options (Skumatz, 2014)

Updated Analysis of Consolidated Collection Systems for 1-4 Unit Households (DSM, 2014)

Analysis of Consolidated Collection Systems for CSWD (DSM, 2012)

Summary of Analysis of Consolidated Collection Systems (CSWD, 2012)

Manual for Management of Fats, Oil, and Grease (Stone Environmental, 2006)

Residential Organics Collection Project  (CSWD, 2001)