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Annual Report Released

It was a productive and challenging year at the LRSWMD

The effects of the pandemic persisted into this year; we continued to struggle with staffing and consequent last-minute closures. We acknowledge that these unexpected closures caused our customers to experience inconveniences and sometimes disappointment, but we were grateful for the overwhelming amount of patience and understanding we experienced from our communities. Our priority was and will continue to be the health and safety of all staff and customers. Looking ahead, we will continue to do what we can to keep our facilities open and safe; however, we anticipate unpredictable last-minute closures. We request your continued understanding and patience when these occur. Despite the interruptions, we were able to face a challenging year head on and achieve significant progress at our facilities over the course of the fiscal year. 

With solid waste being deemed an ‘essential service,’ our field staff donned PPE and smiles and continued to be as available as possible to the public. Despite some facility closures, the numbers for the year were inspiring. A 3% decrease in the amount of waste and a 3% increase in the amount of recycling came through our facilities last fiscal year. (See year to year comparisons in the table.) This reduction helps in achieving the requirements of the State Materials Management Plan to “dispose of 25% less waste each Vermonter disposes per year by 2024.” 

Materials collected at all five drop-off facilities

To find out other facts about our progress over the last fiscal year, including: 

  • how we kept 20 tons of hazardous waste on the path for safe and responsible disposal
  • what our balanced budget looked like
  • some of the ways we promoted and shared information with our District members 
  • how many special materials we collected and
  • what happened at Lamoille Soil
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FY21 Metrics
What We Did