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Fall leaf collection & drop-off info

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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 2020

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

Leaves must be put out by November 9th with pick-up by November 13th, 2020

Burlington Public Works will pick up leaves for Burlington residents on your recycling day during the week of November 9th. 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 onlyCollection will be in leaf bunkers located outside the Drop-Off Centers. There will be no public access to other areas on these dates.

Sunday, November 8th: 8am – 4pm
Sunday, November 15th: 8am – 4pm
(also open regular Saturday hours 8-3:30pm)

Please note: 

  • Trailers allowed at these sites for these special leaf collection dates only.  
  • No dumping mechanisms 
  • 6 cy per trip limit. This equals roughly a large pickup plus a small trailer; or, a 9’ x 6’ x 3’ trailer.
  • Leaves only   
South Burlington Drop-Off Center

Special hours for leaf drop-off onlyCollection will be in leaf bunkers located outside the Drop-Off Centers. There will be no public access to other areas on these dates.

Sunday, November 8th: 8am – 4pm
Sunday, November 15th: 8am – 4pm
(also open regular Saturday hours 8-3:30pm)

Please note: 

  • Trailers allowed at these sites for these special leaf collection dates only.  
  • No dumping mechanisms 
  • 6 cy per trip limit. This equals roughly a large pickup plus a small trailer; or, a 9’ x 6’ x 3’ trailer.
  • Leaves only   

Green Mountain Compost (Williston)

Special hours for leaf drop-off only:

Saturday, November 7th: 8am – 4pm
Sunday, November 8th: 8am – 4pm

Saturday, November 14th: 8am – 4pm
Sunday, November 15th: 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 (Essex, Hinesburg, 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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