• Got leaves? Here’s what to do with them (Fall 2014)

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    Color in the treetops will soon be crunching underfoot as leaf-peeping season gives way to raking season, which coincides with putting-the-garden-to-bed season. What to do with all the leaf, yard, and garden debris? Read on!

  • Tire Sale & Drop-Off: Wheels for Warmth 2014

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    The 10th annual Wheels For Warmth is taking place during October 2014. Note: This event is not affiliated with CSWD. Please visit www.wheelsforwarmth.com for full details.   All Tires Accepted All tires are accepted for recycling at a charge of $4/tire. Car/truck tires ONLY will be accepted at no charge for resale, if they meet inspection criteria. Tires will be rejected for resale for any of the following reasons: Remaining … 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

  • Nothing to Waste: A Short Story

    We came across this short story written by Bernie Paquette over at Litter with a Story to Tell. On his blog, he publishes “short stories, essays, and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community; inspiring people to maintain a litter-free environment.” This particular story is a quick and satisfying read. You can find him on Twitter at @VTLitterStories. Nothing to Waste (Vermont Folklore) Mr. Gardner steps into … Continued

  • An ode to…garbage?

    “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, as the saying goes. Vermonter Ben Doyle (Education Programs Manager at Vermont Arts Council) pretty much proved it in some great commentary last night on VPR in a slightly satirical piece called “Golden Age of Garbage.” (Read the full text, or listen to it here.) Vermont’s new universal recycling law, the first phase of which went into effect this past summer, says that … Continued

  • Burlington Fall Leaf Pickup Schedule 2014

    If you live in Burlington (i.e. you have your recycling picked up by Burlington Public Works), then this news is for you. BPW is picking up leaves curbside during the week of November 17, 2014 – from 7 AM on your regularly scheduled recycling pickup day. Please put your leaves in biodegradable paper leaf bags.   As always, if you’re a Chittenden County resident, you can bring your leaf or … Continued

  • Calling Artists: Poster Contest from US Composting Council

    The US Composting Council is running a poster contest (deadline: November 15, 2014) for International Compost Awareness Week. (Click here to read the full post.) The theme this year is “Be Loyal to Your Soil: Compost!” The contest…is open to anyone who wishes to share their artistic interpretation of the theme.   The winning poster will serve as the 2015 International Compost Awareness Week promotional media  piece and  be distributed … Continued

  • Harvest Celebration “Waste Stations” Are a Dream

    Is it just us, or are the waste material sorting stations at City Market’s Harvest Celebration (held on October 5, 2014) something you only dream about? Okay, maybe you don’t dream about stuff like this, but we sure do! The Dream Team With the help of CSWD’s bin loaner program for events, City Market totally “cleaned up” – and that’s putting it mildly! During the Harvest Celebration, they collected about … Continued

  • Be a Zero Hero: How to Plan a Zero Waste Event

    Did you throw (or attend) an event with great compost and recycling? Tell us about it!  Tweet to @cswdvt   So, you’re throwing a party. Awesome! The weather is going to be great, everyone is going to get there on time, and your mother-in-law is even going to tell you what an incredible cook / joke teller / frisbee thrower you are. There will be laughter and fun and people … Continued

CSWD Spotlight

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The Rover Hazardous Waste Collections

The Rover is a-wandering through Chittenden County all summer and into the fall.

Visit the Rover page to see when CSWD’s mobile hazardous waste collection truck and the friendly Environmental Depot staff will visit your town.

Can’t make it to the Rover? The Environmental Depot is open all year ’round to Chittenden County residents and businesses.