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COVID-19 Updates


Updated 4/15/2020; 2:51 p.m.

Currently, the Williston Drop-Off Center (WDOC) at 1492 Redmond Road is open for residential use. All other Drop-Off Centers and the Environmental Depot are closed until further notice.

All operational changes are temporary and may change at any time.

Williston is our largest and most centrally located facility and provides the best option for managing customers and materials as safely and efficiently as possible.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This could change at any time without notice.

Temporary fee structure: $10-$20 per visit with household trash*, food scraps, and/or blue-bin recycling.
  • $10 per visit for up to four bags or barrels of household trash, any size up to 45 gallons maximum.
  • $20 per visit for five to eight bags or barrels of household trash, any size up to 45 gallons maximum.
  • Checks or cash only. Checks must include the signer’s name, current address and phone number, payable to CSWD.
  • Exact cash appreciated.
  • Tree branches, twigs, and dimensional lumber that has never been painted, stained or treated.

*Household trash is what you generate on a daily or weekly basis in your home. It must fit in a bag or barrel.

ONLY these materials accepted at WDOC:

  • Household trash: These are items you throw away on a daily or weekly basis; e.g., non-recyclable food and product packaging, diapers, etc. Items MUST be contained in a bag or barrel.
  • Blue-bin recycling.
  • Food scraps. (No fee when taken to Green Mountain Compost.)
  • Tree branches, twigs, and dimensional lumber that has never been painted, stained or treated.

Accepted at Green Mountain Compost (GMC) at 1042 Redmond Rd. in Williston for NO FEE (Mon.-Sat. 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.):

  • Leaves: loose or in paper yard and garden bags only. NO tape on paper bags, no plastic bags.
  • Food scraps: No fee for residential quantities.
  • Tree branches, twigs, and dimensional lumber that has never been painted, stained or treated.

*CSWD carefully considered the economic impact of the $10 per visit fee on our customers and decided to implement it to minimize exposure to our customers and staff.  This fee allows up to four bags or barrels of trash of any size for $10. Four of any size container would cost more than $10 under our normal rates, which are $2.75-$7.50 per bag or barrel depending on the size. This flat fee encourages our customers to consolidate their trips to get the best value and to minimize the risk of exposure for themselves and our employees.

We agree that hanging on to trash for too long can be a health hazard depending on the circumstances. Food waste is typically the most problematic material. To minimize the health risk, we encourage everyone to start managing their food scraps separately from their trash.

Please remember:

  • Visit Drop-Off Centers only when absolutely necessary.
  • To reduce exposure and prevent the spread of COVID-19, our staff cannot help you unload.

The Environmental Depot hazardous waste facility is closed until further notice. Call the CSWD Hotline at 802-872-8111 with questions. Businesses should call 802-865-4663 with hazardous waste questions.


CSWD has confirmed that private trash and recycling collection companies have capacity to add residential customers. See options at www.cswd.net/haulers. Burlington residents should check with the Burlington Public Works department for recycling updates.

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