MONTPELIER – The State of Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) has awarded funds to the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD) to assist the municipality in diverting hazardous wastes from landfills and waste streams.
The $47,659.72 grant, issued by ANR’s Department of Environmental Conservation, is intended to be used to ease the “projects for collection and management of hazardous waste, household hazardous waste (HHW), conditionally exempt generator waste (CEG), special waste, and landfill-banned wastes consistent with requirements of the State Materials Management Plan (MMP).”
CVSWMD will be using the grant to support its 2023 household hazardous waste collections by providing public outreach to local residents to raise awareness of the events and for the collection and disposal of hazardous waste. Disposing of hazardous waste properly is costly. The funds from the State of Vermont are important to facilitate CVSWMD’s efforts toward supporting healthy and resilient communities and a cleaner environment.
Household hazardous waste collections cost $20 per carload for CVSWMD residents. Proof of residency in one of the CVSWMD member towns is required. Non-resident waste materials will not be accepted. Businesses, schools, and municipalities must call CVSWMD to register at least two weeks in advance.
All household hazardous waste collections are held on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and include: April 8 at Barre Town Garage, June 10 at Tunbridge Transfer Station, July 8 at Hardwick Town Garage, August 26 at Bradford Town Garage, and September 30 at Monpelier, Department of Labor.
CVSWMD member towns include: Barre City, Barre Town, Berlin, Bradford, Calais, Chelsea, Duxbury, East Montpelier, Fairlee, Hardwick, Middlesex, Montpelier, Orange, Plainfield, Tunbridge, Walden, Washington, Williamstown, and Woodbury.