Interactive School Programming

Attention teachers! Contact us to schedule an interactive presentation for your classroom. Programs are free to all district schools.

Addison County SWMD offers a variety of classroom presentations that are dynamic and educational. Through the Addison County SWMD schools and teachers can help provide students with information regarding the Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) and composting. Through these classroom presentations the Addison County SWMD hopes to educate kids and teachers on how to keep organics and recyclables out of landfills. Contact us to schedule your visit today, or come to our facility and tour the District’s transfer station to learn just where everything you are throwing away is going!


Brochure for the NRRA School Club workshops being offered.



The NRRA Recycling Club:

The Northeast Resource Recovery Association’s (NRRA) school recycling club is one aspect of establishing recycling education in schools that can be accessed through the Addison County SWMD. The programs listed below are offered by the NRRA to help promote or advance a school’s efforts, network with other school groups. These programs are completely free to district schools when contacted through ACSWMD.




School Grants – We’ll cover 75% of the job!


Student uses water bottle refill station to eliminate plastic water bottles from landfills.

What are the Grants for:

  1. The start up of a new school recycling, composting or reuse project
  2. Capital improvements to or expansion of existing school recycling, composting or reuse projects
  3. Feasibility studies on how to comply with the diversion mandates of VT Act 148.
  4. The purchase of equipment, bins or containers needed to comply with the diversion mandates of VT Act 148.

Eligibility: K-12 public and non-profit schools that are within the Addison County Solid Waste District.

View the grant in its entirety here to learn more:

The following schools have already taken advantage of this great opportunity to reduce waste:

  • Addison Central School District
  • Bridge School
  • Leicester Central School
  • Mary Hogan Elementary School
  • Middlebury Union High School
  • Middlebury Union Middle School
  • Monkton Central School
  • Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School
  • Orwell Village School
  • Shoreham Elementary School
  • Vergennes Union High School

Join these schools today! Call 802-388-2333.


Recycling and Art

Image credit: Recycled Night by Aaron Buehring

See our Resources page for a list of links that can help you make recycling into a form of artistic expression.