Sarah Reeves has joined the Chittenden Solid Waste District as the new General Manager. She replaces Tom Moreau, who retired after serving in that position for 21 years.
Reeves will oversee operations and ensure that the District continues to achieve its mission of using economically and environmentally sound methods to reduce and manage the waste stream generated in Chittenden County. She brings a strong background in managing the flow of disposed materials from her eleven years in the solid waste industry at both the state and local level, nine as Director of Public Policy, Programs, and Planning for the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and two as Recycling Coordinator for the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island.
“If we’re going to accomplish our goals we have to move forward together.”
– Sarah Reeves
“I’m very excited to learn about what makes Chittenden County tick, and to hear from residents and businesses about what they see as important issues regarding managing their waste stream.” Reeves commented. “Trash is a unifier—we all make it. It’s important to work together to reduce our impact on our beautiful state and keep material handling costs reasonable.”
Since her arrival in early August, Reeves has been making the rounds to familiarize herself with the facilities, CSWD staff, and partners from the private sector who provide collection and processing services for residents and businesses in Chittenden County and beyond
“I may be from Rhode Island, but even while there I realized that no one is truly an island, and if we’re going to accomplish our goals we have to move forward together. Vermont is leading the way, and I’m thrilled to be part of the forward progress.”
Established in 1987 by a the State of Vermont, CSWD encompasses all 18 towns and cities in Chittenden County and operates Drop-Off Centers, which accept small loads of trash, recyclables, reusables, and food scraps for composting; the Environmental Depot, which accepts hazardous waste from businesses and residents; the Materials Recovery Facility, where mandatory blue-bin recyclables are sorted and prepared for market; and Green Mountain Compost, where food scraps, yard debris, and other compostable material are processed into compost and other soil products.
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