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Natural wood and untreated wood

It is illegal to dispose of this item in the trash in Chittenden County, VT.

Disposal options

Tree limbs, brush, clean stumps, and pallets and dimensional lumber that has never been painted, glued, stained, or treated are accepted at:


  • At the McNeil Wood Depot (Burlington): No charge.
  • At Williston Drop-Off Center
    • No limit per trip
    • 3 yards (equivalent of one pickup load)
    • $5 per cubic yard for amounts greater than 3 cubic yards
    • Commercial loads: $50/ton
      Commercial loads are only accepted Monday-Friday, when the scales are open (they are operated by a neighboring facility).
  • At Essex & Milton Drop-Off Centers:
    • 3 yards (equivalent of one pickup load) per day
    • Up to 1 cubic yard: No charge
    • $5 per cubic yard for amounts greater than 1 cubic yard

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

Note about wood from Ash tree species: The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect from Asia that kills any tree it infests, has been found in Ash trees in Vermont. For more information on how to identify Ash trees and EAB, and how to slow the insect’s spread, visit VTinvasives.org.

General specifications

  • Stumps and wood chips must be free of dirt and stones
  • Nails and screws up to 1/4 inches in diameter: OK
  • No spikes, hinges, strap steel

Size limits

  • maximum length: 6 ft
  • maximum diameter: 24 inches

Dumping mechanisms

  • Customers with dumping mechanisms must use the Williston Drop-Off Center or the McNeil Wood & Yard Debris Depot