McNeil Generating Station – Wastewood Yard
Owned and operated by: the Burlington Electric Department
Location: 111 Intervale Road, Burlington
Phone: (802) 864-7446
Hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 8-4 ; Closed Sun, Mon, and Wed.
Hours Mid-November through April: Tues – Fri 8-12; Sat 8-4
NOTE: There is a limit of 6 cubic yards of leaf and non-woody yard debris per trip (leaves and trimmings, with twigs no larger than 1/4 inch in diameter).
The McNeil Generating Station accepts clean wood and yard debris at no charge at their Wastewood Yard. Dumping mechanisms are allowed. For more information, visit the Wastewood Yard website.
Clean wood is mulched or burned as fuel next door at the McNeil Generating Plant.
– Lumber and pallets that have never been painted, stained, treated, or glued, maximum 8 feet in length
– Tree limbs, trunks, stumps, and brush; 1/4 inch to 2 feet in diameter, max 6 feet in length; free of dirt and stones.
Yard and garden debris
Yard and garden debris deposited at the McNeil Depot is transported to the Green Mountain Compost facility in Williston.
Yard debris must be divided into two categories and disposed of in the proper bunker:
The leaf bunker accepts:
Small twigs and yard and garden debris such as leaves, garden plants, sawdust, clean and undyed mulch, etc. Woody twigs up to 1/4 inch in diameter are also allowed. Larger wood should be deposited in the “clean wood” area.
The grass bunker accepts:
Grass clippings, hay, straw, dirty undyed mulch, and sod.
Why does CSWD require that these materials be separated?
Green Mountain Compost no longer includes grass in its compost recipe due to evidence that persistent herbicides are present in some grass clippings. GMC will work to find a beneficial use for this material. It will not be sent to a landfill.