Category Archives: Recycling & Waste Reduction

October Digest: Survey about Drop-Off Center hours

OCTOBER 2018 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. […]

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Better World Books Newsletter – September 2018

Champlain has partnered with Better World Books for a decade. Ever wonder what happens to the books we send them? Read more below. Better World Books Awards $125,000USD in 2018 Literacy Grants In March, Better World Books announced the application period for their eighth Annual Literacy Grants designed to address the literacy needs of communities […]

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CSWD Digest: September

SEPTEMBER 2018 Hi Christina, September is always a time of reflection for me. Maybe it’s the shock of cool air that gets me thinking about what I accomplished over our short summer, and looking ahead to everything I hope to do before the calendar changes again. CSWD’s staff and Board of Commissioners have been doing some reflecting […]

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SMOP – May 23, 2018, Volunteer Recruitment

It’s hard to believe it has been a year already – it is time for SMOP 2018! The Spring Move Out Project (SMOP) is an incredible community event that helps us practice the 6 Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle, reimagine, reconnect and remove. SMOP provides students and area residents the opportunity to bring clothing, books, […]

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Seeking campus Move Out Collection Volunteers: Sat 5/5, Wed 5/9, Mon 5/14

Each year as students move out of the Champlain College Residence Halls, we have the opportunity to collect useful items for donation in the community as well as ensuring proper recycling protocol. Move out is a crazy time as many people are just ready to ditch it and run.  Help us make this a more […]

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CSWD announces new recycling guidance on bottle caps

CSWD announces new recycling guidance on bottle caps Published on April 17, 2018 by Raeann   It’s perhaps the most hotly debated “blue-bin” recycling question of the decade: Should you put the cap back on that bottle before you recycle it? Or does the cap go in the trash? The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD), the municipality […]

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Students for Zero Waste 2018- Registration and Workshop proposals!

Join us in Philly this November! The 5th Annual Students for Zero Waste Conference (SZW18) will bring together 500+ students, staff, industry innovators, activists and community members from across the country at the University of Pennsylvania on November 2-3, 2018. The day and a half event includes a keynote speech, student-led workshops, professional trainings, hands on sessions, affinity […]

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CSWD NewsFlash for April

courtesy of chittenden solid waste district April 2018 Hi Christina, Sometimes, I feel like I take trash for granted; it can seem like an unavoidable part of the throwaway culture that we live in. Like trash is somehow an integral part of being human. Of course, there’s nothing inevitable about trash. Unlike death and taxes, waste is […]

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Your CSWD NewsFlash for March

March 2018   I recently spent a week visiting Tulum, Mexico, a small beach town on the Caribbean Sea. It’s famous for its well-preserved Mayan temples, crystalline underground pools, and long, uninterrupted stretches of white sand and turquoise waters. And at one point, all of that was probably true. Today, the beaches (at least, the […]

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