October Digest: Survey about Drop-Off Center hours

The Digest from CSWD: Food for action.
The change to fall signals many things. Raking leaves. Apple picking! Raking leaves. Halloween candy! Raking leaves. Last chance for a maple creemee! Raking…well, you get it.
For some of our staff, autumn is the signal that the Rover — our mobile collection unit for household chemicals & paint — is winding down. There are just two visits left (scroll down to the calendar).
But that doesn’t mean you have to wait another year to get rid of the 20-year-old box of rat poison that’s still sitting in your shed from when you bought the place. And it certainly doesn’t mean that the Rover staff are going into hibernation mode. The same friendly faces you saw at the Rover this summer will be waiting on you all winter long at the Environmental Depot in South Burlington. You know all that stuff you bring to the Rover, like motor oil, turpentine, and bleach? We accept all of the same stuff (and more) all year long at the Depot.
You probably don’t realize this, but we are one of the only municipalities in the country that has a mobile collection vehicle AND a permanent, year-round facility that accepts chemicals and paint for responsible disposal, reuse, or recycling. And in those lucky places that do have a permanent location, it’s only open one day a week, or maybe two.
So take advantage of it. Don’t wait for the Rover schedule to come out next spring to start your home detox! Visit the Environmental Depot. And while you’re there, congratulate Gary on winning a national safety award!
Thanks for reading,
Jonny Finity
Marketing & Communications Manager
Entrance to Burlington drop-off center with the focus on the hours of operation
Survey says…What do you think?
We are conducting a survey about the hours of operation at our Drop-Off Centers, and your opinion is important: Do you think they should be open later? Earlier? Longer hours? Or do you think they’re perfect just the way they are?
Even if you have never visited a Drop-Off Center before, we want to hear from you! The survey is quick (less than a minute) and your feedback will help us in our strategic planning process as we look to serve Chittenden County even better over the next 20 years.
Note: This is the first in a series of surveys about our facilities.
Local reuse economy keeps growing
With the recent opening of a new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Milton, and a new ReSource in Williston, the reuse economy just keeps growing!
We’ve updated our Reuse & Donation Options webpage with all of the online and brick-and-mortar options, organized by town.
Did you miss the Rover this year? Never fear, the Environmental Depot is always near…
Did you know that we are one of the only municipalities in the country that provides mobile collection and a permanent, year-round collection facility for household chemicals & paint?
The Rover schedule is winding down, but the Environmental Depot is open year-round.
“Hi there!” – @cswdvt
Upcoming Tours & Workshops
Our home composting workshops and recycling facility tour schedule is slowing down as winter approaches. But we are still adding dates every week! Grab a spot on one now while you still can.
Home composting workshops
It’s not too late in the year to start a compost pile! You’ll leave this interactive workshop confident and ready to start a compost bin that is winter-ready.
Recycling facility tours
Ever wondered what happens to the stuff you put in your recycling bin? Come find out on this behind-the-scenes tour!
What do I do with…?
Got a question? Just ask our A-Z list: From donation & recycling options to the landfill (last resort), we can tell you what to do with just about anything.
In other news…
Check out our new homepage!
We recently revamped the CSWD homepage to make it easier to navigate (and more fun to look at).
Bagged compost sale, just in time