HomeHow to Recycle OLDConstruction and Demolition (C&D) Materials

A great deal of C&D “waste” can actually be reused or recycled. Local and statewide law require that mandatory recyclables and some C&D materials must be reused or recycled instead of landfilled.

Legal Requirements

Landfill ban

In Chittenden County, the following C&D items are banned from the landfill, which means that they must not be mixed with landfill-bound waste (trash) in any container. These items and materials are banned from the trash because there are many reuse or recycling options available.

This is a list of C&D-related landfill-banned items only. For a full list of items that cannot be mixed with trash, including leftover paint, appliances and hazardous waste, see Items Banned from Landfills. Click on the links to see management options, fees and other details:

Vermont Act 175 mandates recycling of all of the materials listed above, plus drywall, for projects that meet certain criteria. See the Act 175 page for details.

Anyone putting these items into a container with landfill-bound material is risking enforcement action. Violators are subject to fines up to $500 per incident.

Burning or burying construction waste is illegal due to the possibility of releasing toxins into the air and/or ground water.

Facilities for C&D materials

Donation & reuse

Local organizations accept donations of construction materials in good condition, and may pick up large quantities. See the Local Reuse & Donation Locations page for options.

C&D recycling

The CSWD Williston Drop-Off Center accepts all of the items listed above and is generally the best option for amounts smaller than a truckload. Fees and quantity limits apply and vary by material; see each item link in the list above for specs.

The privately owned facilities below are the best option for large loads of C&D materials. They accept all of the banned materials above, as well as asphalt pavement, bricks, and concrete. They may not accept trash and non-recyclable demolition debris such as carpet, insulation, etc. Please contact them directly for specifications & fees.

Myers C&D Recycling Center
216 Red Can Drive (off Rathe Rd.), Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4312

Casella Transfer Station
220 Avenue B, Williston, VT 05495
(802) 651-5412

For more information on these facilities, visit the Large Loads page.

Landfill disposal

These facilities accept loads of non-recyclable, non-salvageable waste for disposal in the landfill. They also accept mandatory recyclables that have been kept separate from C&D materials.

CSWD Drop-Off Centers (DOCs)
DOCs accept small C&D loads, mandatory recyclables and most items banned from landfills. We will recycle or otherwise appropriately manage these items. These facilities have a limit of 1 cubic yard (about the size of a pickup bed) for any material.

Casella Transfer Station
220 Avenue B, Williston, VT 05495
(802) 651-5412

Hazardous waste

CSWD Environmental Depot
1011 Airport Pkwy, South Burlington, 05403
(802) 863-0480
(802) 865-4663 (business–appointment required)

For fees and requirements, see the Depot Price List.

Get the brochure

Our Construction & Demolition brochure is a handy reference guide for contractors or homeowners who want to stay organized. With a comprehensive list of every reuse & recycling facility in Chittenden County, and a list of materials that they accept.

Download the brochure