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Fall leaf collection & dropoff info

It’s officially fall, and leaves are in full gear launching themselves from the treetops and into your yard. And those once-glorious gardens – they’re starting to look a little scraggly, right? Here’s what to do with all those heaps of leaves and garden debris!

Acceptable items: Non-woody leaf, garden, and yard debris only.
No plastic bags, branches, rocks, sod, trash, or pumpkins.

Seasonal Dates & Hours 2018

Burlington curbside leaf pick-up

November 26-30, 2018

Burlington Public Works will pick up leaves for Burlington residents on your recycling day during the week of November 26th. Leaves will be picked up only if they are in compostable paper bags. Sometimes, especially on the Monday and Tuesday of that week, DPW may get “ahead” and pick up leaves on the next day’s route. They will return to get everyone’s leaves. Not available for condominiums, apartment complexes, or commercial properties.

Contact Public Works for more information: (802) 863-9094.

Essex Drop-Off Center

Special hours for leaf drop-off only:

Sunday, November 11th: 8am – 4pm
Sunday, November 18th: 8am – 4pm
(also open regular Saturday hours 8-3:30pm)

South Burlington Drop-Off Center

Special hours for leaf drop-off only:

Sunday, November 11th: 8am – 4pm
Sunday, November 18th: 8am – 4pm
(also open regular Saturday hours 8-3:30pm)

Green Mountain Compost (Williston)

       Special hours for leaf drop-off only:

Saturday, November 10th: 8am – 4pm
Sunday, November 11th: 8am – 4pm

Saturday, November 17th: 8am – 4pm
Sunday, November 18th: 8am – 4pm

Year-round Facilities

Green Mountain Compost (1042 Redmond Rd, Williston, VT 05495)

This is the best place to bring leaves & yard waste: Virtually all leaves collected in Chittenden County find their way here to be made into Green Mountain Compost products! Dumping mechanisms allowed.

CSWD Drop Off Centers (DOCs)

Leaves are accepted at no charge at all DOC locations (Burlington, Essex, Milton, Richmond, South Burlington, and Williston). Limits apply.
Note: Williston is the only DOC that allows dumping mechanisms for leaves.

McNeil Wood & Yard Waste Depot (111 Intervale Rd, Burlington, VT 05401):

Limit: Up to 6 cubic yards. Dumping mechanisms allowed.

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Raeann joined CSWD as the Marketing Specialist in 2017. Originally from Upstate New York, she has since been able to travel to over 30 countries around the globe, from Zimbabwe to Cambodia to Argentina. She especially loves Vermont and all of the good food and outdoors that it provides.