Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District

Serving the Member Towns of: Belvidere, Cambridge, Craftsbury, Eden, Elmore, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morrisville, Stowe, Waterville, Wolcott, & Worcester

Trash Talk

Material Management Musings

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 […]

Grant Helps Fund New Recycling Program and Compost Site Improvements

The Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District will be making some changes at the Stowe Transfer Station very soon.  Containers will be available to recycle cardboard boxes separate from the rest of your recyclables, similar to the glass program that has been available as an option for the past year. The items and equipment to […]

Bioassays at Lamoille Soil

Lamoille Soil Compost is marketed as being “Compost to Grow With,” and we wanted to put this to the test by conducting bioassays with our compost and topsoil. A bioassay is defined by the free dictionary online as a method of determining the concentration, activity, or effect of a change to a substance by testing […]

Compost Workshops Offered to Keep the ICAW Party Going!

While International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) concluded on May 8, we at the LRSWMD like to keep the celebration going all month long.   The ICAW theme this year was Grow, EAT….COMPOST….Repeat, recognizing the closed-loop system of the composting process. We emulate the theme by continuing the ICAW celebration by hosting two backyard composting workshops later this month. Attendance will be limited to 20 people so please register today at   These workshops are free and […]

Cows Save the Planet Book Discussion – May 6

Partnership Brings Vermont Author to Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week  The Varnum Memorial Library and the Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District (LRSWMD) have partnered to bring awareness, enthusiasm, and Vermont author, Judith D. Schwartz together to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW).  Schwartz is “an author who tells stories to explore and illuminate scientific concepts and cultural nuance. She takes a […]

First HazWaste Collection – May 1

The Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District (LRSWMD) received a grant from the Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation to offset the expense to our District members for safely and responsibly disposing of household hazardous waste.  The grant, in the amount of $106,977 over the course of four years, helps to keep these collections free to our District members. […]

The 411 on Bioplastics and Compostable Bags at LRSWMD

Compostable and biodegradable plastics are becoming more and more popular, with dozens of brands of these “green” products lining store shelves. Although these products are marketed as being able to break down in compost piles quickly and efficiently, that isn’t always true. The bioplastics industry does not have the same consistency or standards in labeling […]

Drop-off Stations: Time Spent Managing Waste is Time not Wasted

It’s Saturday morning, and your car is loaded with recycling, food scraps, and trash to take  your local drop-off station. When you pull up to the scale house, you see a familiar face greeting you. Perhaps they even toss your dog a treat before you proceed to the drop-off. This has become a routine weekly, […]

COVID-19 Considerations

Please consider the following when using any of our drop-off or administration locations. Our team is working hard to keep you, themselves and their families healthy. Our front line team appreciates your cooperation when use our facilities! <3 You’re understanding is appreciated as we learn to adapt to the ever-changing COVID conditions together. Expect to […]


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