Grants and Funding
CSWD offers thousands of dollars in grant funding annually to help Chittenden County communities, businesses, institutions and not-for-profit organizations keep more resources out of the landfill and meet State and CSWD requirements.
Community Cleanup Fund
Each CSWD member community government is allocated an annual grant, based on the size of their population, for community cleanup and waste reduction or prevention projects. These projects involve the cleanup of solid waste at public or private property where the project is deemed beneficial to the community at large. Funds may be used for reimbursement of disposal, labor, container rental, and/or transportation costs associated with solid waste removal, prevention or reduction events.
Hauler and Municipality Container Grants
CSWD accepts grant proposals from eligible haulers and member municipalities for funding to assist with the purchase of food scrap and/or recycling curbside collection containers for their residential customers. For approved proposals, CSWD will fund up to 30% of the cost of new containers.
Waste Reduction Grants
CSWD is offering $8,000.00 in Waste Reduction Grants for FY2021 for reimbursement of expenses incurred for qualifying projects and container purchases by CSWD member towns and cities, 501(c)(3) organizations, businesses and institutions. The purpose of the Waste Reduction Grants is to increase the diversion of recyclables and compostables from landfills via innovative, sustainable projects that serve an unmet need, and/or by improving the infrastructure—recycling and food scrap collection bins—available to the public.
Recycling & Composting Container Grants
CSWD’s Ordinance and Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) require all publicly owned spaces to provide a recycling receptacle next to every publicly accessible trash receptacle. This requirement extended to private businesses and spaces as of July 1, 2016. These container grants are intended to increase diversion of mandatory recyclables and compostables from the landfill, and help CSWD members comply with their legal responsibilities.
Waste Reduction Project Grants
CSWD provides grants for projects that reduce or eliminate solid waste at its source, or increase diversion of mandatory recyclables and compostables from the landfill.
CSWD considers requests for donations of Local Color paint and Green Mountain Compost on a first-come-first-served basis to projects that further our mission to reduce and manage the solid waste generated within Chittenden County in an environmentally sound, efficient, effective and economical manner.