CSWD publishes plans, studies, reports, and RFPs (request for proposals) related to solid waste management.
Adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont on March 3, 1987.View charter
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.
The current SWMO is linked here. To read and comment on proposed amendments now under consideration, visit the Ordinance Amendments page.View SWMO
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.View SWIP
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
CSWD MRF PGA Testing ProcedureView Procedure
Contact us for additional Annual Reports.
CSWD CY2020 Diversion Report (CSWD, 2021)
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)
Manual for Management of Fats, Oil, and Grease (Stone Environmental, 2006)
Residential Organics Collection Project (CSWD, 2001)