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Technical Assistance


CSWD's school outreach coordinator Rhonda MaceRhonda Mace, School Outreach Coordinator
802-872-8100 x211

CSWD provides an array of expertise, programs, and information to aid schools in improving their sustainability. Here is just some of what we offer:

Sustainability & Act 148 Compliance Assessment

CSWD can help schools interested in improving and ensuring their current trash, recycling, and composting programs are in line with state and local laws by conducting a walk-through visit and providing suggestions to improve sustainability and reduce waste.

Blue small recycling bin.Recycling Bins & Compost Buckets

Elementary, middle, and high schools in Chittenden Country can request recycling bins and compost buckets through the Resource Request Form or by contacting the School Outreach Coordinator. Schools may outfit each classroom and administrative office with one of each.

Staff & Faculty Training

Need a refresher course on what’s recyclable and compostable or how to manage hazardous materials? We can provide training for school staff and faculty so they can set good examples for students as they improve their own sustainability efforts.


Available to Chittenden County schools at no charge to help guide what goes where: recycling, composting, or trash.

School Compost Poster: JPG | PDF

School Recycle Poster: JPG | PDF

School Landfill Poster: JPG | PDF

School Trash Poster: JPG | PDF

Hazardous Materials Management Booklet

Did you know that every school must have a written Hazardous Communication Plan? Use Hazardous Materials Management to learn how to properly identify, reduce, and dispose of hazardous waste in K-12 schools. Includes a resource page, local success stories, and pollution prevention tips.

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