HomeChittenden County Solid Waste FacilitiesCSWD Drop-Off Centers

Locations & Hours | Fees

CSWD Drop-Off Centers (DOCs) accept household quantities of trash, blue-bin recycling, food scraps, and more.

DOCs are open to the general public for use, regardless of town of residence.

DOCs are DIY

CSWD Drop-Off Centers are do-it-yourself (DIY) facilities. Please come prepared to unload and place your materials into the appropriate collection container yourself or bring along the extra muscle power you need.

Payment

We accept cash or checks only. Checks must include your name, current address and phone number.

Locations & Hours

Holidays may affect our hours of operation. View a list of holiday closures.

Drop-Off CenterMonTuesWedThursFriSat
Burlington9:30-5:008:00-3:308:00-3:30
Essex9:30-5:008:00-3:308:00-3:308:00-3:308:00-3:30
HinesburgClosed during construction of Town Garage: Learn more.
Milton9:30-5:008:00-3:308:00-3:30
Richmond8:00-3:309:30-5:008:00-3:30
South Burlington8:00-3:308:00-3:308:00-3:309:30-5:008:00-3:30
Williston8:00-3:308:00-3:308:00-3:308:00-3:308:00-3:308:00-3:30

1 cubic yard

Items accepted

DOCs accept limited quantities of trash, recycling, food waste, batteries, scrap metal, and more. Some DOCs accept bulky items (mattresses, furniture). For other items, drop-off is limited to 1 cubic yard of any material.

For more information about disposal & recycling options, search for your item in our A-Z list.

Optional loading assistance

Customers may pay a $5.00 equipment loading fee (in addition to any applicable disposal fee), for bulky or heavy items such as a sleeper sofa, riding lawn mower, cast iron bathtub, exercise equipment, etc.

This option does not refer to assistance in unloading the items from your vehicle. This fee permits the customer to leave the item on the ground in a designated area of the facility to be loaded into the appropriate bunker or container later by CSWD equipment operators.

Please note that, due to their fragile nature, the equipment loading fee cannot be applied to the handling of TVs and other large electronic devices. These devices must be placed in the appropriate area by hand or on a dolly, and the customer is responsible for careful placement.