The mission of the Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance is to reduce the amount of waste disposed in landfills, by incineration or similar means by reducing the amount of waste generated, conserving resources and promoting recycling and reuse.
To accomplish this, the Alliance has adopted the following goals:
- Reduce the disposal rate, or the amount of municipal solid waste disposed, by 25% by 2020 from the 2015 amount.
- Increase the diversion rate, or the amount of material diverted from landfills, to 50%.
The Alliance is implementing education, outreach and other programs to assist residents and businesses in complying with the Universal Recycling Law, increasing reuse and recycling and reducing the amount of solid waste disposed in landfills. The Alliance programs will also help residents and businesses find solutions to the disposal of items such as electronic waste, fluorescent bulbs, paint and others that contain hazardous materials and are banned from landfills.
Happy New Year and welcome to the Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance School Newsletter! More…
The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance (BCSWA) represents the Towns of Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Pownal, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford, with a total, combined population of just over 35,000 people. More…
8:00 am – 11:00 am
The Alliance will be sponsoring a workshop for businesses on methods of managing solid waste, the requirements of the Universal Recycling Law, and organics management among other topics on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the A. Luke Crispe Room at the Vermont Veteran’s Home, 325 North St., Bennington, VT. More…
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Hiland Hall Gardens and The Village School of North Bennington are happy to host a Spring GROW it workshop with The Vermont Community Garden Network!
Join garden leaders from Bennington for a workshop on growing community. Learn strategies, share stories, and swap ideas to boost your garden programs. We would love to meet community and school garden coordinators and anyone working with or interested in getting involved with a community based garden. More…
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance will hold a household hazardous waste event on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bennington Transfer Station, 904 Houghton Lane, Bennington, VT.
The event will be free for residents of the towns of Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Pownal, More…