Notice: Workshops are not currently being offered, per COVID-19 (Effective 3/17/20)
All CVSWMD workshop and public events through April 6th. Please check our web site for announcements about future events.
Register for a Free Workshop
All workshops are free of charge. Compost Basics participants may purchase a Soil Saver for $35 during the workshop (usual price is $50) or Green Cones for $125). Discounted composters are available only to workshop participants while supplies last.
2020 Workshop Schedule
Recycle Right! From Blue Bin to Beyond
You’ll have all your recycling questions answered in this in-depth workshop. Come learn the overview of Vermont’s recycling laws, what goes in/what stays OUT of your recycling bin, and what “additional” recycling is and how to do it right and how to avoid “wish cycling.”
Love Food, Hate Waste? This workshop will show you some easy ways to get started composting and do it successfully, and we’ll review other ways to keep your food scraps out of the trash. You’ll learn strategies for jump-starting an old pile, and how to keep smells down, and animals out. Everyone goes home with a starter kit. Soil Saver Composters and Green Cones will be available for workshop participants at discounted rates.
Don't Flush That!
This workshop teaches: how to avoid using toxic materials in the first place and what to do with those you already have on hand. We will emphasize appropriate collection points for expired medications, household hazardous wastes such as cleaners and automotive fluids, and the array of “universal waste” that can be properly recycled for free throughout Vermont (paint, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, e-waste & mercury containing devices).
Waste Warrior Training
Love events but hate waste? Sign-up to volunteer for a local event's waste reduction team. Learn how to reduce event waste, educate attendees about waste sorting, and learn more about recycling law and requirements in VT.