HomeThe CSWD BlogAnnouncementsEffective July 1: CSWD Drop-Off Center Schedule and Fee Changes 

Effective July 1: CSWD Drop-Off Center Schedule and Fee Changes 

Drop-Off Center at Williston booth operator serving a customer

Beginning July 1, 2023, the Chittenden Solid Waste District will be adding a full day of open hours to our Drop-Off Center (DOC) system. We will also be increasing fees for trash brought to our Drop-Off Centers to cover our disposal and operating costs.

Beginning July 1, CSWD’s Drop-Off Centers in Essex, Milton, South Burlington, and Williston will all have the same schedule. The hours at these locations will be:

OPEN: Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

CLOSED: Sunday and Monday 

Hours at the Drop-Off Centers in Burlington and Hinesburg will not change:  

  • Burlington: Open Thursday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
  • Hinesburg: Open Saturday only 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

Why We Are Changing Hours

Enhancing Work-Life Balance for Drop-Off Center Operators: Our dedicated Operators ensure smooth operations and provide quality service; they deserve a healthy work-life balance. Providing them with two consecutive days off is one way CSWD can demonstrate that value.

Easier for customers to remember: Customers can now plan visits without trying to keep track of varying schedules at different locations.  

More open hours and equal access: This change adds a full day’s worth of operating time to our Drop-Off Center system and equalizes access to as many locations as possible. We are working with the City of Burlington on the multiple steps needed to bring increased service back to Burlington customers. Our lease with the Town of Hinesburg limits us to Saturdays only at that site.  

Increasing Trash Fees

Starting July 1, the fees for trash brought to our Drop-Off Centers will be as follows: 

• Small (up to 13 gallons): $3.00 

• Medium (14 to 35 gallons): $8.00 

• Large (36 to 45 gallons): $11.00 

• Cubic yard: $48.00 

There will be no change in recycling or food scrap fees and we will continue to accept limited quantities of blue-bin recycling and food scraps when brought with trash. The Drop-Off Center in Williston will continue to accept limited quantities of food scraps per visit for no fee, with or without trash. Visit our Drop-Off Center page for more information about fees, what we accept, and limitations at each facility.

Why We Are Increasing Fees

We are increasing our fees to cover the double-digit increase in our cost to send trash collected at our Drop-Off Centers to the landfill as well as the overall increase in the cost of operating our Drop-Off Centers.    

We appreciate our customers’ understanding and support as we strive to continue providing services to help everyone in Chittenden County reduce and manage our solid waste in an environmentally sound, efficient, effective, and economical manner. 

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Jon Shenton
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