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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.


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 Board of Commissioners on April 22, 2015 and received final approval from the State on April 28, 2015. 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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Current Procurement/RFP/Bids

General Counsel Legal Services

Windrow Turner

Classification and Compensation Study and Analysis
Disposal Trends in Chittenden County, Vermont

Hinesburg Drop-Off Center Bid Documents

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)