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Diseased or noxious plants

Disposal options

  • Bag the plants (exercise extra caution with noxious plants, the sap from which can cause severe burns or blindness), ideally in a paper grocery bag or a compostable leaf bag (available at many hardware stores, garden centers, and grocery stores), and drop them off at one of the facilities listed below. If you use plastic bags, you MUST empty the plant out of the bag at all drop-off locations, and dispose of the bag in the trash.

Facilities:

No matter where you bring the plants, they will likely end up at Green Mountain Compost. Taking diseased or noxious plants there directly will avoid an increased likelihood that the disease or seeds could spread.

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

  • Yard & garden debris (including weeds & plants) are banned from landfill disposal in Vermont.

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Leaves, grass & yard trimmings

Disposal options

Except for special leaf drop-off events, leaves and yard trimmings are currently accepted only at Green Mountain Compost, at the Burlington Electric Department’s McNeil Waste Wood Yard by appointment only and select CSWD Drop-Off Centers. This includes:

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

Cost

One pickup load per day for no fee.

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
  • Commercial landscapers: Deliver directly to Green Mountain Compost.
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