Support For Businesses

NWSWD provides a variety of services to businesses in Northwest Vermont (at little to no cost) to help your organization understand what the law requires and how to reduce your solid waste. Our services include consultations, waste audits, training and presentations, bins and signage, composting program support. They can also be tailored to meet your needs. Get in touch to discuss your ideas and find out how we can help!

Training and Presentations

We offer a variety of group presentations on waste reduction topics to train your staff in proper recycling, food scrap diversion, composting, special recycling, and hazardous waste identification and disposal. We also provide tours of our facilities to help give a more in-depth look at the recycling process. Contact us to schedule a training and presentation for your team.

Waste Audits

Waste audits are the process of quantifying the amount and type of waste being generated by an organization. These audits help identify current waste practices and how they can be improved. Our audit process will also help to engage your employees in waste-reduction efforts, measure the efficacy of existing programs and initiatives, and identify opportunities for improvement.

Bins and Signage

NWSWD provides various brochures, posters, and other printed materials to help businesses clearly label their trash, recycling, and food scraps containers and educate their customers and staff. Check our resources page to view and download! We also have blue recycling bins available for purchase for $6 a bin.


We are here to provide businesses and organizations a basic understanding of what’s recyclable and compostable, and what is not! Our outreach staff will consult about a range of topics in depth with your team, including waste reduction and diversion, composting, hazardous waste disposal, compliance with Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, and more.

Composting Program Support

We can help your business comply with Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, which bans all food scraps from the trash. We will assist you with that transition by explaining how the law applies to your organization, providing onsite assistance and guidance, and addressing any questions you may have!