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
CSWD may provide annual grants to communities in Chittenden County to clean up local problem areas. The grants may be used to pay for activities directly related to the clean up of solid waste such as disposal fees, container rental, transportation, and labor. Funds may also be used for the prevention of future disposal at the site through proper placement of signage and containers. The municipality may choose to clean up sites located on either private or public property. The project must be deemed beneficial to the community at large by the CSWD Commissioner representing the town requesting funding.
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 $20,000.00 in Waste Reduction Grants for FY2020 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.