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Fall leaf collection & drop-off info

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

Seasonal Dates & Hours 2022 

*Acceptable items: Leaves, grass, non-woody garden and yard debris.
No plastic bags, branches, wood, rocks, sod, trash, or pumpkins. 

Green Mountain Compost (Williston), 8am-3:30pm
Additional hours for leaves* only: 

Saturday, October 15
Saturday, October 22
Saturday, October 29
Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6
Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13
Saturday, November 19 – just added!

Note: both trailers and dumping mechanisms are allowed at GMC. 

Essex and South Burlington Drop-Off Centers, 8am-3:30pm
Additional hours for leaves* only: 

Sunday, November 6
Sunday, November 13

Please note:  

  • Collection will be in leaf bunkers located outside the Drop-Off Centers. 
  • There will be no access to other areas on these dates. 
  • Trailers allowed at these sites on these special leaf collection dates only.   
  • No dumping mechanisms allowed 
  • 6 cubic yards per trip limit. This equals roughly a large pickup plus a small trailer; or, a 9’ x 6’ x 3’ trailer.    

Burlington Public Works curbside leaf pick-up
Please note: CSWD does NOT pick up leaves 

Leaves must be put out by November 7th for pick up during the week of Nov. 7-11. 

Burlington Public Works will pick up leaves for Burlington residents on your recycling day during the week of November 7th. 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. 

Year-round Leaf Drop-Off 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! Trailers and dumping mechanisms allowed. 

CSWD Drop Off Centers (DOCs) 

Leaves are accepted at no charge at all DOC locations except Burlington. Limits apply.
Note: trailers allowed at Milton and Williston DOCs only.  Williston is the only DOC that allows dumping mechanisms. 

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

Limit: Up to 6 cubic yards. Trailers and dumping mechanisms allowed. 




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