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Documents, Reports & Requests for Proposals (RFP)

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

The CSWD Solid Waste Management Ordinance (SWMO) dictates how trash, recycling, and other solid waste must be handled and disposed of within Chittenden County. CSWD’s original SWMO, adopted in 1992, has been amended several times. 

Current SWMO

Note: The requirement under section 3.15 Separation of Special Wastes,  requiring separation of asbestos-free asphalt shingles from other solid waste has been exempted by CSWD’s Board of Commissioners until further notice.

The current SWMO will be in affect until July 1, 2024. To view the proposed SWMO, please click here. The only section that is being changed is section 8.2. The final version will be posted when approved.

CSWD Solid Waste Implementation Plan

In order to comply with Vermont statute, CSWD must adopt a Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) that conforms to the Vermont Materials Management Plan (MMP).  The MMP contains performance standards, including those focused on implementing Act 148 (Vermont’s universal recycling and composting law), that each solid waste entity must meet to achieve the following goals:

  • Prevent waste from being generated.
  • Promote sustainable materials management, with a preference for highest and best uses.
  • Minimize reliance on waste disposal (landfilling and incineration).
  • Conserve resources, minimize energy consumption, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and other adverse environmental impacts.

CSWD’s current SWIP was adopted by the CSWD Board of Commissioners on October 28, 2020 and received final approval from the State on November 10, 2020. 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 performance standards in the MMP. It also includes criteria for siting solid waste facilities in Chittenden County and procedures for including solid waste facilities in the plan.


MRF Quality Control Policy

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

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CSWD MRF PGA Testing Procedure

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Current Procurement/RFP/Bids

3/25/2025 Advertisement for Bids: Construction of Materials Recycling Facility – 432 Redmond Road, Williston, VT. 05495

Annual Reports

FY 2023 Annual Report
FY 2022 Annual Report
FY 2021 Annual Report
FY 2020 Annual Report

Contact us for additional Annual Reports.

Other Reports

CSWD CY2022 Diversion Report (CSWD, 2023)

CSWD CY2021 Diversion Report (CSWD, 2022)

CSWD 2020 Waste Composition Study Summary (CSWD, 2021)

Diversion & Disposal Analysis Report (SERA, 2020)

Household Solid Waste Survey Report (CSWD, 2019)

Green Mountain Compost Business Analysis (DSM, 2018)

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)