Waste district mulls plans for new mass recycling facility

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Sites in Williston and South Burlington are on a short list for possible locations for Chittenden County’s next-generation mass-recycling facility that could be built within the next several years.  That was one of several key issues discussed at the Chittenden Solid Waste District’s June 26 Board of Commissioners meeting in Williston. The… Read More »

Trash, recycling drop-off out to bid: Project draws fire over costs, planning

Trash, recycling drop-off out to bid: Project draws fire over costs, planning

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Plans to return a trash and recycling drop-off center to Hinesburg moved one important step forward last week when the Chittenden Solid Waste District board decided to advertise for construction bids on the project. The district that manages solid waste and recycling for Chittenden County currently operates six drop-off facilities and had… Read More »

Waste Warriors: Taking the mystery out of trash in a crowd

Waste Warriors: Taking the mystery out of trash in a crowd

LIAM CREASER Community News Service Robin Orr promises she’s not training people to be the “trash police” to spoil anyone’s fun this summer. Instead, she’s banking on teams of friendly “Waste Warriors” at large often outdoor events to help educate the public about recycling and composting in a way that puts trash in its correct… Read More »

Glass dumping may lead to legal action

Glass dumping may lead to legal action

ELIZABETH GRIBKOFF VT Digger The Chittenden Solid Waste District may have violated state law when it crushed and spread glass brought to its Williston facility for recycling. The state has cited the facility and another waste district is threatening legal action. The Chittenden district maintains that the glass spreading was legal, but the Agency of… Read More »

Big-ticket decision ahead on wastewater

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Town officials have an important decision to make soon regarding how Shelburne handles its wastewater into the future. At its meeting Tuesday night, the selectboard got a refresher from Water Quality Superintendent Chris Robinson on the options and potential costs of each. The discussion comes as South Burlington is beginning to plan… Read More »