CSWD’s April Digest

April 2019

The Digest from CSWD: Food for action.

Once Upon a Time…

That’s a strange way to start a newsletter from CSWD – but stay with me, we do have a tale to tell.

Are you curious as to what happens AFTER you put items in your blue bin or cart? Is there a magical recycling fairy that waves her wand and POOF – your recycling disappears never to plague a landfill again? Several of you have mentioned that you ARE curious. Your wish is our command!

In this Digest, we reveal the first of several posts about what happens to items in the recycling process. Plastic, glass, paper, aluminum – all have very different paths that they follow. We will break them down for you one by one.

Our first post tells the tale of a lowly milk jug. Hold your breath as this common household container navigates the choppy domestic and global waters of recycling markets to find its new purpose in life!

What material would you like to hear about for our next post? OR if you have a different question, just ask it!

Warm regards,

Alise Certa

Marketing & Communications Manager

Tours, Workshops, & Trainings

Now that the ground has finally thawed, it’s time to get outside! And while you’re out of the house, why not learn something new?

Registration is open for public tours and workshops in April & May. Best part? They’re free!

Materials Recovery Facility Tours

Have you ever wondered what happens to those bottles and cans when they leave your recycling bin? Come find out at the MRF in Williston!

Backyard Composting Workshops

Making compost with your own food scraps is easy! You’ll leave this interactive workshop confident and ready to start your own backyard bin.

Waste Warrior Trainings

Waste Warriors are trained community volunteers, helping friends and neighbors recycle right, compost better, and reduce their impact on our state’s only landfill.

Learn more

Join us for a Facebook Live MRF Tour!

We will be offering a live, virtual tour of our recycling facility (aka the MRF) on Facebook Live on Friday, April 19th at 1pm.

Follow cswdvt on Facebook and grab a front row spot on your favorite couch or at your desk to see all the action!

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School Spotlight: UVM Eco-Reps

CSWD’s Outreach ace, Rhonda Mace had a great time with the UVM Eco-Reps sorting more than 1,800 pounds of trash, recycling and compostables from the UVM residence halls!

So how well are UVM students using the correct collection bins? Read on to find out!

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Calling all gardeners!

Now is the time to grab your compost for spring! We’re offering delivery of our bulk products through 6/30/19.

After that, we’re changing the way we sell. Click on the LEARN MORE link below for more details on the Green Mountain Compost website.

Learn more

Watch. Comment. Share. Learn. @cswdvt

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.

Exercise equipment

Kitchen cabinets

In other news…

Composting in Bear Country

Interested in backyard composting but worried about bears this spring?

The state of Vermont has created this helpful guide “Composting with Confidence” with lots of great info on the subject.

Read on for the full version.

Read more…

Upcoming events

Wednesday, April 17

6:00pm Waste Warrior Training: Details

Monday, April 22

Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 24

6:00pm CSWD Full Board meeting: Details

Friday, April 26

8:00am MRF Tour: Details

Saturday, April 27

National Drug Take Back Day: Details

Tuesday, April 30

10:00am MRF Tour: Details

Tuesday, April 30

5:00pm Waste Warrior Training: Details

Wednesday, May 1

4:30pm Backyard Composting Workshop: Details

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