Join the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District for an Open House, celebrating the relocation of its Additional Recyclables Collection Center (ARCC). On Saturday, January 18, 2014, CVSWMD will be open for additional recyclables collection, tours of the facility at 540 North Main Street, Barre, and demonstrations of its compost collection trucks with light refreshments provided. Drop in anytime between 9am and 1pm, with a ribbon cutting at 11am.
The ARCC has been closed for several weeks during this move to a more central location. It reopens for Dollar Days on Thursday January 2, 2014. New hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30pm to 5:30pm; and the third Saturday of each month, 9am to 1pm. The new location is in the old Times Argus building, 540 North Main Street, in Barre.
Dollar Days are when residents of the district can bring in items ranging from cheese packaging to downhill skis to food scraps for composting for just $1 per carload. With the relocation and new hours, the extensive list of items collected has expanded as well. New items include Brita filters and products, hot cereal pouches, and more. For a complete list of recyclable items collected at the ARCC, go to http://www.cvswmd.org/arcc-additional-recyclables-collection-center.html
“We encourage people to first re-use items,” said CVSWMD Operations Manager, Carl Witke. “But if the item is at the end of its life, or it can’t be used in another way, we’ll take it for reuse or recycling and keep it out of the waste stream.”
In 2001, CVSWMD adopted a Zero Waste Plan and has geared its programming toward that goal ever since. CVSWMD is expanding opportunities for residents to move toward zero waste, including the ARCC.
For more information visit www.cvswmd.org call 229-9383, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Only CVSWMD member towns, businesses, and residents of member towns may use the ARCC. Member towns are Barre City, Barre Town, Berlin, Bradford, Calais, Chelsea, East Montpelier, Fairlee, Hardwick, Middlesex, Montpelier, Orange, Plainfield, Tunbridge, Walden, Washington, Williamstown, and Woodbury.