After 22 Years of Operation, Member Towns Vote to Close Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Costs of Recycling Shifts to Towns
By Bob Spencer, Executive Director 12/12/16
Since 1994, WSWMD has operated a materials recovery facility, or MRF, to sort, bale, and market recyclable materials collected from member towns, as well as from “out-of-district” towns. At the Board of Supervisors meeting on December 8, 2016, the Board voted to cease operation of the MRF at of the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2017.
Pure Trash - Green Mountain Mornings with Chris Lenois
Listen to Bob Spencer (Windham Solid Waste Management District) and Athena Lee Bradley (Northeast Recycling Council) talk about Brattleboro's Curbside Organics Collection Program with Chris Lenois on the Green Mountain Mornings show. This program originally aired on December 14, 2016.
Project C.O.W. provides locations for residents, businesses, and schools to recycle food scraps and other organic materials.
FREE Composting for WSWMD Residents at the following locations:
WSWMD - 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro, VT
Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. &
Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Swap Shop Winter Hours
Hours of Operation: The Swap Shop is now open on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Because we need to close promptly at noon, large loads of donations may not be accepted after 11:45am.
Introducing New Program at WSWMD
"Let's shrink our waste together!"
Are you looking for an opportunity to give-back to your community while being environmentally friendly and developing educational skills?
This spring, the WSWMD will be launching a brand-new volunteer program! The "Waste Watchers" is a group of dedicated volunteers seeking to educate members of their communities about proper disposal methods and answer the aged old question "Which bin does this go into?" While
managing collection stations they will interact with the public to talk about a variety of subjects surrounding the idea of "waste."
Universal Recycling Law Survey
The Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) represents 20 towns in Windham and Bennington Counties and is dedicated to encourage residents, businesses and institutions to recycle, reuse and reduce materials that would otherwise be disposed of in the landfill. To help improve educational efforts it is important to get your feedback on Vermont's new Universal Recycling Law (Act 148). Please participate in the survey by visting WSWMD Universal Recycling Law Survey.