and Alise Certa, CSWD Marketing & Communications Manager
CSWD Budget Approved
A huge thanks goes out to our member towns for approving our Fiscal Year 2024 budget. Each spring, Sarah Reeves, CSWD’s Executive Director, presents the next fiscal year’s budget to member town selectboards and city councils for approval. It is a great opportunity to connect with our towns and cities about what the district is up to in the upcoming year. If you are interested in reading our FY24 budget, please visit our website:
Used Clothing & Textiles Accepted at Select CSWD Drop-Off Centers
You may have noticed the used clothing and textile bins at our Essex, Hinesburg, Milton, South Burlington, and Williston Drop-Off Centers. Over the past months, CSWD has been piloting a new collection partner for clothing and textiles. The company, Apparel Impact (formerly Helpsy), collects these items for resale and recycling.
Apparel Impact accepts clothing and textiles that are dry, have no mold or odor but do not have to be in wearable condition. The materials are provided to communities in need or are recycled. Read more about Apparel Impact by visiting their website: apparelimpact.com.
Note: All items must be in bags no larger than 13 gallons (kitchen size). Larger bags will not fit into the containers.
Now Accepting Hardcover Books at Most Drop-Off Centers
All CSWD Drop-Off Centers except the Burlington location are now accepting hardcover books in specially marked containers for recycling. Please keep hardcover books separate from your blue-bin recycling. Our friendly Drop-Off Center operators can direct you to the hardcover books area at the site. Note that softcover or paperback books (but not hardcover books) can be placed in your blue bin for recycling.
If your books are in good condition, consider donating them to an organization for reuse. See some local options on our Reuse & Donation Options page: cswd.net/reduce-and-reuse/reuse-options.
Question of the Month: Plastic Bags
What do I do with filmy plastic like plastic bags or plastic wrap from paper towels? Can it go in my blue bin?
The answer is no. Filmy plastic is included in a category called “tanglers” in the recycling business. Tanglers get caught in our machinery and have to be hand-cut out by our workers. So please, do not place these items in your bin.
But there is another option for recycling filmy plastic. Many local grocery, hardware, and other stores accept plastic bags and mailer/envelopes for recycling. To find a takeback location near you, enter your zip code on the Plastic Film Recycling website: plasticfilmrecycling.org.