CSWS Collaborative Solid Waste Strategies

seeking sustainable solid waste solutions

CSWS strives to be a catalyst for pragmatic and comprehensive approaches to sustainable solid waste management in New Hampshire.

Collaborative Solid Waste Strategies (CSWS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving the way New Hampshire and other states manage solid waste.

The Board of Directors includes individuals with long histories of involvement in the policy, science, and management of solid waste.

We strongly believe that New Hampshire’s mindset needs to shift to an emphasis on resource recovery and away from the current emphasis on solid waste disposal.

Find out more about who we are and what we do, here.

Solid Waste 101

What's in the wastestream and approaches to solid waste management.

Solid Waste Management Policy

See policies by state in the northeast.


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Latest News

Refillery – NH’s first zero-waste grocery store

(By Maureen Milliken, Manchester Ink Link, August 4, 2023) Manchester area residents will get a chance to check out the area’s first zero-waste grocery store, if they already haven’t, when Live Free Refillery holds a grand opening Thursday… Owner Juliette Buell, with 15 years of experience in agriculture, created Live Free Refillery to share her passion for food and the environment with the community. To eliminate single-use plastic packaging, everything at the store is in reusable, recyclable or biodegradable packaging…

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Statewide Networking at the Keep NH Green Environmental Summit in Laconia

(By Arnie Alpert, InDepthNH.org August 12, 2023) “I’m from Cornish Flat, New Hampshire, near Claremont and Lebanon, and my environmental concern is single use plastic waste and pollution in our state.” So began the introductions at the Keep New Hampshire Green Environmental Summit Saturday morning and on they went for most of an hour….By the time the 66th person introduced herself (a recently retired EPA employee who said she’s been involved in environmental campaigns since she was 6 years old), the summit was already a success.

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Mount Carberry Landfill Expansion Praised

(By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, InDepthNH.org December 16, 2021) A public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Mount Carberry landfill in the town of Success brought only one comment, and that was largely in praise of the operation.Adam Finkel of Dalton, a professor of Environmental Health Science at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, commented, “Just this one expansion alone, I think, would be ample to reduce any possible shortfall [in solid waste capacity] out into the 2030s and 2040s … and it would continue, I think, to be a great resource for the towns of the North Country.”

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