Request Form for Exemption from Recycling Service
Recycling is mandatory in Chittenden County. All companies offering trash pickup services are also required to offer pickup of mandatory recyclables.
Businesses that decline recycling service must demonstrate to the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) that they are diverting mandatory recyclables from the landfill.
To request an exemption, submit the online form below. You may also apply by regular mail by completing a paper form according to the instructions: Recycling Service Exemption Form (PDF)
CSWD staff continuously check recycling compliance throughout Chittenden County and provide bins, signs, education and other assistance to make it easy. Businesses not keeping mandatory recyclables out of the landfill are subject to fines. Hauling companies not offering recycling services along with trash pickup are also subject to fines unless CSWD has received this form showing that recycling services were offered. Non-compliance may result in fines of up to $500 per occurrence and $100 each day the violation continues.