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Disposal options

Vermont Act 175 requires that drywall be diverted from the landfill in certain situations. Visit our Act 175 page for more information about this requirement.

Options for Reuse

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore 528 Essex Road, Williston (802-857-5296)
    Clean, unpainted and reusable drywall only. Call first to verify requirements.

Options for Recycling

  • CSWD Williston Drop-Off Center 1492 Redmond Rd, Williston, VT 05495
    Clean, unpainted drywall scraps only. Note: Large loads are only accepted Monday-Friday, when the scales are open (they are operated by a neighboring facility).
  • Myers Recycling Center 216 Red Can Dr, Colchester, VT 05446 (802-655-4312)
    All drywall accepted.

Other disposal options (landfill):

Cost

For recycling

  • Accepted at CSWD Williston Drop-Off Center:
    • $4.00 per full sheet (4’x8′)
    • Small loads (up to 2 cubic yards.): $22.50 per cubic yard
    • Large loads: $90 per ton
      Large loads are only accepted Monday-Friday, when the scales are open (they are operated by a neighboring facility).
  • Myers Recycling Center:
    • check the Construction & Demolition section of our Large Loads page for locations and more information.

For landfill disposal

  • accepted at CSWD Drop-Off Centers except Burlington and Hinesburg.
  • accepted at All Cycle Transfer Station:
    • Check the Trash section of our Large Loads page for location and more information.

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

  • CSWD Drop-Off Center recycling specifications:
    • Clean, new, gypsum drywall scrap only.
    • NO drywall with paint or wallpaper
    • NO cement or fiberglass board
    • NO plaster or tape
    • NO screws, nails, or corner bead
  • Myers Recycling Center specifications: Call for info
  • All Cycle Transfer Station specifications: Call for info

Notes

  • Drywall is banned from landfill disposal in Chittenden County for certain generators. Visit the Construction & Demolition materials page to see if the ban applies to your project.
  • Drywall accepted for recycling at CSWD is sent to a company that grinds it up for use as a soil amendment. The benefits of gypsum for the soil include:
    • Improves water penetration and workability of an impermeable sodic (alkaline) soil
    • Softens soil with a high clay content
    • Helps neutralize soil acidity
    • Adds plant nutrients calcium and sulfur
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