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Leaves, grass & yard debris

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

Disposal options

Bring yard debris to any CSWD Drop-Off Center (DOC), Green Mountain Compost, or the McNeil Wood and Yard Debris Depot. This includes:

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Weeds
  • Garden debris
  • House plants


No charge

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

  • Don’t include any wood (even twigs), plastic bags, rocks, or sod (See Natural Wood on the A-Z list for options)
  • Use paper or compostable bags for yard debris, or empty the bags on site
  • Large loads: Loads larger than 3 cubic yards (about a small pick-up truck load) and dumping mechanisms are accepted at Green Mountain Compost, the Williston DOC and the McNeil Depot (up to 6 yards) only. Please do not bring large loads to other Drop-Off Centers.
  • Commercial landscapers: Not accepted at McNeil – must be delivered directly to Green Mountain Compost.