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

Hitting the “Big Screen”

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 tour of our Lamoille Soil Composting facility. We have been so impressed with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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