Category Archives: Recycling & Waste Reduction

Your September Digest from CSWD

Reposted from CSWD September 2022 VOTE YES to Help Us Recycle MORE! At the November General Election, CSWD needs Chittenden County voter approval to borrow $22 million to build a new Materials Recovery Facility. This facility sorts and markets half of Vermont’s blue-bin recyclables and it needs to be replaced. The CSWD bond will not increase taxes. CSWD will […]

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Registration is open for SZW 2022 

Reposted From: The Post-Landfill Action Network Register today for PLAN’s annual Students for Zero Waste Conference! The Students for Zero Waste Conference will be taking place from Wednesday, November 9th to Sunday, November 13th! Since 2014, SZW has served as a space for community-building and solution sharing to push the movement forward. It prioritizes “walking the walk” of […]

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Res Hall Move Out Collection 2022

Each year as students move out, there is the opportunity to collect useful items for donation in the community as well as ensuring proper recycling protocol.  Move out can be a hectic time as most people are just ready to ditch it and run. Help us make this a more thoughtful, mindful process that ensures […]

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 Your March Digest from CSWD

March 2022It’s spring!I am so excited to see the sun and the buds starting to form on my trees. And believe it or not, I’m also excited to start thinking about cleaning up my home – inside and out! If like me, you’re itching to spring clean, you probably have a LOT of questions about what to […]

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Chittenden County Ranks Among Top US Waste-Busting Communities

CSWD Report Shows Chittenden County Ranks Among Top Waste-Busting U.S. Communities Release Date: 3/21/22Williston, VT: Chittenden County households and businesses kept an estimated 57% (by weight) of all their commonly generated “stuff,” including construction and demolition (C&D) waste, out of the landfill in 2020. That’s according to CSWD’s 2020 Diversion & Disposal Report, which draws on multiple data […]

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CSWD invites comments on proposed Ordinance amendments

Request for Comments and Notice of Public MeetingCSWD is currently considering a significant number of changes to the District’s Solid Waste Management Ordinance and we would like to hear what Chittenden County residents and businesses think about the draft Ordinance amendments. The District periodically updates its Ordinance for various reasons: to stay current and in line with state […]

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CURC February Webinar Announcement: Single Use Plastics Bans: Process and Partnerships – 2/17

Hello CURC members and friends! Please join us for the first webinar in our 2022 Webinar Series: Single Use Plastics Bans: Process and Partnerships. Single use plastics are pervasive in our environment and on our campuses. While some plastics may be recyclable, only 9% of plastics on average are recycled leaving the rest to be […]

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2022 Compost Changes

As of January 2022, only food scraps and a few select items* are accepted in compost bins around campus and the community. Due to high rates of contamination, the Chittenden Solid Waste District and other waste haulers are no longer accepting formerly ‘compostable’ cups and containers.  As CSWD notes, “These products pose many problems for […]

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The Zero Waste Campus Council (ZWCC) is hosting its monthly Meet Up, Waste Down on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10 am PST/1 pm EST via Zoom!

The Zero Waste Campus Council (ZWCC) is hosting its monthly Meet Up, Waste Down on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10 am PST/1 pm EST via Zoom! These meetings are held for one hour every 4th Tuesday of the month at 10 am PST/1 pm EST via Zoom. We will have an initial welcome and introductions and then people can […]

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