CSWD Drop-Off Centers
CSWD’s seven Drop-Off Centers (DOCs) in Chittenden County accept small amounts (up to 1 cubic yd per customer, per day) of trash, blue-bin recycling, and compostables. DOCs accept cash or chech for payment only (no credit cards accepted). All DOCs are open to the general public for use.
Drop-Off Centers are do-it-yourself facilities
Please come prepared to unload and place your materials into the appropriate collection container yourself or bring along the extra muscle power you need.
The two Transfer Stations in Williston (facilities with scales for truck or trailer loads of material) are NOT owned or operated by CSWD or affiliated in any way with the CSWD Drop-Off Centers. They operate on a different schedule and fee structure. Please contact them directly for more info.
DOC Locations & Hours at a glance
Optional loading assistance
Customers have the option to pay a $5.00 equipment loading fee (in addition to any applicable disposal fee), for particularly bulky or heavy items such as a sleeper sofa, riding lawn mower, cast iron bathtub, exercise equipment, etc. This fee permits the customer to leave the item on the ground in a designated area of the facility to be loaded into the appropriate bunker or container later by CSWD equipment operators. This option does not refer to assistance in unloading the items from your vehicle.
Please note that, due to their fragile nature, this equipment loading fee cannot be applied to the handling of TVs and other large electronic devices. These devices must be placed in the appropriate area by hand or on a dolly, and the customer is responsible for careful placement.
Green Mountain Compost products
Close the local food loop and pick up a bag of compost right where you drop off your food scraps! All CSWD Drop-Off Centers now carry a selection of Green Mountain Compost products. View their full product list on their website.
- Complete Compost: $6.49 + tax Chock-full of the nutrients and soil-building properties that gardeners and landscapers look for in a growing medium. Made with a high-quality recipe of yard trimmings, wood chips…oh, and plenty of community food scraps, probably from your own neighborhood! Complete Compost truly closes the “local food loop.”
- Premium Topsoil: $4.49 + tax If chemical-free, lush lawn grass and thriving garden beds are what you’re after, try our organic Premium Topsoil. It’s high in organic matter to give plants a boost and improve soil structure for optimum drainage. It’s also super easy to spread and great for a wide variety of lawn and garden applications.
- Premium Raised Bed Mix: $8.99 + tax For best results in raised beds or containers, the soil needs additional structure to deliver ideal levels of oxygen, water, and nutrients to the roots. This deliciously rich blend of natural, organic nutrients and minerals is designed for building and recharging raised bed and container environments.
- Premium Potting Soil: $9.49 + tax Professional-grade, organic Premium Potting Soil, custom blended for the perfect balance of texture, moisture retention, and drainage. Made from our organic Premium Compost, regionally-sourced sphagnum peat moss, aged pine bark, and a mix of organic fertilizers.