The Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) is a union municipal district that exists to cooperatively and comprehensively address the solid waste management interests of its 19 member towns. The purpose of the District is to promote waste reduction, maximize diversion of wastes through reuse, recycling and composting, and to provide for the disposal of remaining wastes. For more detailed information about the District, please visit www.AddisonCountyRecycles.org.
The District promotes waste reuse, reduction, and recycling through newsletters, radio, local television, fairs, and special events. The District?s focus on meeting the statewide goal of a waste diversion of 50% is accomplished through several key programs.
The Reuse It or Lose It! program for household goods and construction materials helps keep reusable items from the landfill. We encourage residents and businesses to bring in items with potential for reuse, and these items are made available to the rest of the community at no cost.
Composting is also an integral part of the District's efforts to reduce waste. The District promotes composting through workshops throughout the year, and also provides composters and kitchen compost collectors to District residents at low costs.
The District's HazWaste center provides safe and environmentally friendly disposal of hazardous waste for District residents and businesses. Every year, numerous households and businesses take advantage of year-round collection at the HazWaste Center.
Residents may also bring in books, tires, electronics, paint, light bulbs, batteries, and many other items to the transfer station for proper disposal. The District?s website, www.AddisonCountyRecycles.org, provides a searchable library of useful information as well as an ever-expanding alphabetical guide to recycling and disposal that covers everything from aerosol cans to yogurt containers.