Happy Earth Day! 2022

“Gratitude is most powerful as a response to the Earth because it provides an opening to reciprocity, to the act of giving back. Reciprocity–returning the gift–is not just good manners; it is how the biophysical world works… Let us live in a way that the Earth will be grateful for us.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer Today marks …

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Partnerships and Corporate Responsibility Make Textiles Easier to Manage

Clothing (aka – Textiles) “Globally, the fashion industry produces 92 million tonnes of waste annually – costing the economy over $400 billion every year.” The waste is largely generated in the production end of the process, but the fast fashion industry creates a lot of casts-offs as well.  This article further explains the problems and solutions of the fashion …

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The Power of Compost

SPREAD COMPOST: The fall is a terrific time to spread compost – not COVID!  There are innumerable benefits that come with applying compost in what some people think of as the “wrong” season for doing so. One is that you likely won’t be competing with as many growers for that coveted supply of spring compost that has been selling out …

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Lotsa Litter…Kitty Litter That Is

Can I compost kitty litter? Having never been allowed to have cats growing up (my siblings were severely allergic), I never understood the unique relationship between cats and their humans and the even more complicated relationship between cats and the waste products produced to keep them happy (i.e., the food and litter containers, the used …

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Hitting the “Big Screen”

Videos showing how we work The LRSWMD is happy to announce our latest productions! We are elated to share our latest learning videos with you. Both videos were produced in-house and aim to enhance your understanding of some of the inner workings of the Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District. The first video is a …

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Apply the ‘Buyerarchy’ for Back To School

According to an email sent out in from the in early August:     The average American family spends about $600 on new school supplies, clothes, and college gear every fall. But with all the additional waste that is created, it’s the environment that pays the highest price for this annual autumn spending spree. Sustainable Shopping Says Farewell to Fast …

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Doing the Right Thing with HazWaste Has a Cost

The LRSWMD has been hosting Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events for decades. These collections are held as a convenient and cost-effective way for District members to responsibly dispose of this material that is costly to manage correctly. According to the 2018 Vermont Waste Characterization Study, hazardous waste makes up less than 1% of the total waste we create; however, it is the most harmful material in …

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Making Headlines for the Work We Do

Despite the everyday “humdrum” of the solid waste business….which is not humdrum at all if you work in the business, we find ourselves achieving laudable milestones and making headlines. These articles do a nice job showcasing the range of services that we provide while highlighting some of the challenges wrapped into the day-to-day practices of …

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