Composting in Bear Country
Black bear yearlings abound this summer - with sightings in almost every town in the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District. While you should refrain from feeding the birds until November, you can continue composting, just make sure you manage your pile.
Check out this article about Composting in Bear Country by Vermont Fish and Wildlife. By providing oxygen, moisture, a good mix of greens and browns, you can keep your pile smell-free, and bear-free.
CVSWMD offers Soil Saver compost bins and Green Cones for sale at cost, and we have staff available to help with troubleshooting. Also check out our free bin plans, guides & tips, plus the compost equipment that we sell at cost to CVSWMD residents. Got questions? Call 802-229-9383 x102, or email us.
2016 Hazardous Waste Collections
We are holding nine special collections in 2016. See the full schedule or learn more here. Next event: August 6, Paint, Batteries & Fluorescent Bulb Collection at the Hardwick Town Garage. No fee for CVSWMD residents. 9 am - 1 pm.
Recycle: It's Easy!
Did you know recycling is mandatory in Central Vermont? And by July 1, 2015 recycling is required across the state as part of Vermont's Universal Recycling Law (Act 148). Click here to see a complete list of what to recycle. Want to do more? Check out our ARCC page for a list of additional recyclables we collect or see our A - Z Guide. Some recyclables will be mandated by July 1. See the flyer below for a complete list.
What to Recycle Flyer
Leaf and Yard Waste Banned from Landfill
As of July 1, 2016 leaf and yard waste, as well as clean wood, were banned from the landfill. Find out where you can bring these materials and tips on how to manage them on your own property here.
What is Act 148?
Vermont's Universal Recycling law, Act 148, bans recyclables and organics from the landfill. Click on the links below to learn more.