Compost: It'll make you happy
Getting your hands dirty can make you happy. A strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, has been found to trigger the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Read more about this in Horticulture magazine.
Composting is the process by which organics such as food scraps, leaves, and yard waste become soil (that stuff that increases your seratonin levels). Composting also keeps materials out of the trash that otherwise create methane in anaerobic landfill conditions, lowers your trash bill, and sets you up to be in line with Vermont's Universal Recycling Law, Act 148. By 2020, all food scraps and leaf & yard waste will be banned from the landfill, and for some folks, the ban has already gone into place.
CVSWMD can help you get started. We can answer your composting questions, give a compost workshop or presentation, or sell back yard compost equipment at our own wholesale cost with no mark-ups for district residents.
We offer Soil Saver compost bins and Green Cones for sale at cost, and we have staff available to help with troubleshooting.
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.
Public Hearing May 31
CVSWMD will hold a hearing to take public comments on the proposed CVSWMD Solid Waste Management Ordinance on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 PM at the CVSWMD Additional Recyclables Collection Center at 540 N. Main St, Barre. Written comments are welcome and will be accepted until Tuesday, May 31, at 4 PM. Comments can also be mailed to CVSWMD, 137 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, or emailed. See our Ordinances page to learn more.
2016 Hazardous Waste Collections
We are holding nine special collections in 2016. Download the flyer below to see the full schedule or learn more here.
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
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.