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Leaves, grass & yard waste

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

Disposal options

Accepted at:

  1. Organics Recycling Facility
  2. Burlington Electric Department’s McNeil Waste Wood Yard visit their website to confirm current hours and specifications
  3. All CSWD Drop-Off Centers except Burlington and Williston (as of Nov. 1, 2023) locations. Note: Our Hinesburg DOC location does NOT accept natural wood. 

This includes:

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Weeds
  • Garden trimmings
  • House plants
  • Natural wood (tree trimmings, limbs, clean stumps, brush, wood chips that have never been painted, glued, stained or treated) – not accepted at Hinesburg location. 



2 yards (equivalent of one pickup load) – No Fee

Over 2 yards – $5 per additional cubic yard

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

  • Do not include any plastic bags, rocks, or sod
  • Use paper or compostable bags for yard debris, or empty the bags on site
  • Commercial landscapers: Deliver directly to CSWD Organics Recycling Facility (home of Green Mountain Compost).