• It’s What We Do Here

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    All of us at CSWD are proud to serve Chittenden County. It feels good to be part of a supportive community of such creative, intelligent people that are committed to each other and the land we live on. Since 1987, we’ve been leading the state – and often, the country – in finding innovative solutions to reduce the amount of resources that go to waste in the landfill. Last year … Continued

  • CSWD is hiring: Event Outreach Coordinator

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    Let your inner waste warrior shine as CSWD’s Special Event Outreach Coordinator! Work with vendors, events, and train and coordinate Waste Warrior volunteers to reduce and properly divert the amount of waste generated at events in Chittenden County.  We seek a smart and savvy, people-oriented, organized, environmental educator to jump in right away as event season is ramping up!  This position averages 20 hours a week, now through June 30, … Continued

  • CompostFest 2015!

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    Join Green Mountain Compost & CSWD in a celebration of spring, sun, and wicked good soil!   With workshops for all levels – led by some of the region’s biggest gardening gurus – as well as a BIG sale on bulk compost and bagged product, there’s plenty to get excited about at this family-friendly event! Workshops Tours Prizes Food trucks Build-your-own ice cream sundae Big trucks Seed planting Sand piles … Continued

  • Spring & Summer hours for yard debris facilities

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    McNeil will begin summer hours Tuesday, 4/21: They’ll be open Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat 8-4. They’ll start winter hours again the 3rd week in Nov.   Green Mountain Compost begins summer hours this Saturday, 4/18: They’ll be open Mon-Sat 8-4. They’ll be open every day 8-4 throughout the month of May, then back to Mon-Sat 8-4 through mid-November.   Happy Spring!

  • Join the Waste Warrior Team: April training dates announced!

    Response to the two Waste Warrior trainings we’ve held so far has been fantastic! Both were filled to capacity with folks eager to help trim our collective waste stream. So, we’re offering two more! April Waste Warrior Trainings: Training 1: Monday, April 13th 5:30 – 7PM Richmond Free Library, Richmond Training 2: Monday, April 27th 5:30 – 7PM Williston Town Hall, Williston Visit the Waste Warrior page to learn more – … Continued

  • Green Mountain Compost is hiring!


    Green Mountain Compost is currently hiring for 1 full-time (seasonal) position: Production Assistant Please visit our Job Openings page for more information and to apply.

  • Hannaford Supermarkets save $15 million by diverting waste


    A Massachusetts-based nonprofit recently certified Hannaford Supermarkets in its Grocery Stewardship Certification program, based on a 2014 review of sustainability practices in all of its 184 stores nationwide. In addition to water conservation practices, and a first-of-its-kind initiative in a Turner, Maine Hannaford to use carbon dioxide as a refrigerant instead of HFCs, the chain has also put a lot of effort into reducing its landfill waste. Sustainability practices at … Continued

  • Worm Composting & the 4 R’s with Heartworks Pre-School

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    As CSWD’s School Outreach Coordinator, I had the delight to first visit Shelburne’s Heartworks Pre-School in November of 2014 after Marie Fetter contacted me to come in to talk with her pre-school students about worm composting and the 4 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot! Her class had been learning about how to care for the Earth and she thought the education CSWD offers would tie in perfectly. Upon my … Continued

  • School Spotlight: Sustainability Academy

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    The Sustainability Academy (SA) of Burlington has been busy living up to their name during the first half of the school year. Teaching students about the importance of composting, competing in the Green Cup Recycling Challenge, and conducting a trash audit and it is only halfway through the year! First graders at The Sustainability Academy take composting seriously! Guided by Julie Brown and Meg O’Connor, the enthusiastic students conducted a … Continued

  • Learn more about the people behind CSWD

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    All of us at CSWD love being a part of the dynamic community of creative people in Chittenden County. But we’re not just a bunch of “waste heads” (as one staff member recently put it). There’s a lot more to the team – we’re SCUBA divers, musicians, tennis players, parents, runners & bike riders, original Nintendo game players, snowboarders and skiiers, dog lovers, and much more. Learn more about some … Continued

CSWD Spotlight

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Universal Recycling & Composting Law

New changes in the law are going into effect between now and 2020. Click here to find out more about how Act 148 will affect you – and how to prepare so you’re well ahead of the curve in Chittenden County.