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. Anyone, from inside or outside of Chittenden County, may use any DOC.
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. DOC Operators may be able to assist if not busy with other duties. However, they do reserve the right to decline if they believe that their assistance could result in injury to themselves or the customer.
**November 2014: Special Sunday hours for non-woody yard debris (Essex & South Burlington only): Nov. 2 & 9, 8am – 4pm. Read more about fall leaf collection & drop-off here.**
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, and exercise equipment. This fee permits the customer to leave the item on the ground in a designated area of the facility to be loaded later by CSWD equipment operators.
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.