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Zero Waste Spring Cleaning
Spring 2013


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Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District is a union municipality committed to helping its 18 member communities work toward Zero Waste. 

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Weed Your Bookshelves
HMC book swap 2013   Join us this Monday, EARTH DAY, for the Hunger Mountain Coop Book Swap! It's a fun, free way to reuse and share. We'll bring our Green Cones and Soil Savers and tons of information about new ways to reuse and recycle. Hunger Mountain Coop will be holding raffles and special sales all day, but the best part will be decluttering your home of the books you don't read, and take home those you will. 

nontoxicnon toxic cleaning  
Purge the Garage and 
Go Non-Toxic
 This is a great time to get rid of household hazardous wastes such as bleach, paints, paint thinners, drain openers, oven cleaners, gasoline, paint thinners, paint, polyurethanes, solvents, tar, pesticides and more. 
  We have two hazardous waste collections in early May, and two more in June, plus several through late summer and fall. All CVSWMD residents may attend any collectiom. It's $15 a carload, so double up with your neighbors to save gas, time, and money; plus it shortens lines during the events.
  Afterwards, try starting anew by using non-toxic cleaning supplies. Click here for a downloadable booklet that explains how to do it.
May 3 (Fri.) Hazardous Waste/Rover in Calais/5 - 7 pm
May 4               Hazardous Waste / Barre Town / Town Garage

June 20 (Thu)  Hazardous Waste / Rover* in Fairlee / 5 - 7 pm*

June 21 (Fri)    Hazardous Waste / Williamstown /Old Landfilll  


*Participants of this Collection must preregister by phone, and only material from households is permitted. There is a limited capacity for this collection, so please register as soon as you are able.


Don't Throw it Out:
Go to the ARCC or Use Our A-Z Guide
We accept batteries of all types at the ARCC
   While spring cleaning, consider keeping an extra bin around for the odd collection of items we can take for reuse and recycling at the Additional Recyclables Collection Center (ARCC) at 3 Williams Lane, Barre. We also have an A-Z list on our website of over 120 items that can go for reuse or recycling rather than a landfill. We take everything from bottle caps to propane tanks, from batteries to cereal bags, cell phones, textiles, tires, latex paint, and more ... The list is long and varied, so check it twice. 

  Click here for the complete list of what we take at the ARCC, hours, and directions.  There is a $1.00 fee per visit; and $2.50 per tire or $3.00 per tire if it's on a rim. Call 229-9383 with any questions.



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Physical Address:




Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD)

137 Barre Street

Montpelier, VT 05602-3618                                    

PH:  802.229.9383
FAX: 802.229.1318




General Questions or Comments?


Leesa Stewart - General Manager x101 


Barb Baird - Office Manager & District Clerk x100


Chrissy BellmyerMunicipal Assistance Grant coordinator x109


Cassandra Hemenway Brush - Zero Waste Outreach Coordinator x102


Ted Coles - Driver/Field Assistant  


Bob FreemanDriver


Amanda Garland - School Zero Waste Coordinator x103 


Gwen Lyons - School Zero Waste Manager x111


Annette Martin - Bookkeeper x104 


Carl WitkeProgram Assistant x105




Odin - Wellness Coordinator

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CVSWMD Board Members by City/Town


Barre City - Nancy Wolfe

Barre City alternate - Steve Micheli

Barre Town - Fred Thumm

Barre Town alternate - Jack Mitchell

Berlin - Matt Levin

Bradford - Gerhard Postpischil

Calais - Bill Powell

Calais Alternate - John Brabant 

Chelsea - Mark Lembke

Chelsea Alternate - Steve Gould

East Montpelier - Ginny Callan   

Hardwick - Dan Hale

Hardwick Alternate- Paul Fixx

Middlesex - Anita Krauth

Montpelier - Mia Moore

Montpelier Alternate - Andy Hooper

Orange - Lee Cattaneo

Plainfield - Vacant

Tunbridge - Vacant

Walden - Vacant

Washington - Vacant

Williamstown - Charles Sandlin

Woodbury - Dave Barnowski

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