Please note

All drop-off sites accept household trash and a range of sorted recyclables.

Recyclable materials should be self-separated by material type (cardboard, paper, plastic, glass, metal).

Some sites accept additional materials. See below for locations, contact info, hours and materials accepted.

Payment methods

Cash or check only, no credit/debit cards at this time. Fees.

Holiday closures

All NWSWD sites are closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (Jan. 1)
  • Martin Luther King Day (3rd Monday in Jan.)
  • Presidents Day (3rd Monday in Feb.)
  • Town Meeting Day (1st Tuesday in March)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)

Additionally, NWSWD Administrative Offices as well as the Georgia Recycling Center are sometimes closed for additional days around holiday weekends. Check our homepage for current closure information.

  • Bennington Battle Day (Aug. 16)
  • Labor Day (1st Monday in Sept.)
  • Columbus Day (2nd Monday in Oct.)
  • Veterans Day (Nov. 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in Nov.)
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25)

Georgia Recycling Center

Address: 158 Morse Dr. Fairfax, VT 05454

Phone: (802) 524-5986

Hours:

Monday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

(see listing below for “NWSWD Administrative Office” hours)

Materials accepted:

  • Household trash
  • Recycling
  • Food scraps
  • Household paint and stain (by appointment)
  • Household hazardous waste including waste oil and propane cylinders (by appointment)
  • Electronics
  • Batteries of all types (including auto)
  • Scrap metal
  • Bulky items (including furniture)
  • Small loads construction and demolition (call for details)
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Maple sap line (call for details)
  • Fluorescent bulbs, mercury-containing devices
  • Clean used clothing, textiles, and shoes of any condition
  • Clean plastic shopping bags and wood pellet bags
  • Used cooking oil
  • Personal/private papers for shredding
  • Small amounts of leaf and yard waste (less than 1/2 cubic yard–limited site capacity)

St. Albans City Drop-Off Site

Address: Wastewater Treatment Plant, 83 Rewes Dr. St Albans, VT 05478

Phone: (802) 524-5986

Hours:

Friday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(Friday hours start May 5)

Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Materials accepted:

  • Household trash
  • Recycling
  • Batteries of all types (except auto—please take to Georgia site)
  • Food scraps
  • Small amounts of leaf and yard waste (less than 1/2 cubic yard–limited site capacity)

Bakersfield Drop-Off Site

Address: Old Fire Station, 380 Vermont Route 108 Bakersfield, VT 05441

Phone: (802) 524-5986

Hours:

Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Materials accepted:

  • Household trash
  • Recycling
  • Food scraps
  • Batteries of all types (except auto—please take to Georgia site)
  • Electronics
  • Bulky items (including furniture)
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Small amounts of leaf and yard waste (less than 1/2 cubic yard–limited site capacity)

Montgomery Drop-Off Site

Address: Fire Station, 86 Mountain Rd Montgomery, VT 05471

Phone: (802) 524-5986

Hours:

Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Materials accepted:

  • Household trash
  • Recycling
  • Electronics
  • Batteries of all types (except auto—please take to Georgia site)
  • Scrap metal
  • Bulky items (including furniture)
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Small amounts of leaf and yard waste (less than 1/2 cubic yard–limited site capacity)

North Hero Drop-Off Site

Address: 362 W Shore Rd North Hero, VT 05474

Phone: (802) 524-5986

Hours:

Friday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(Friday hours start May 5)

Saturday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Materials accepted:

  • Household trash
  • Recycling
  • Food scraps
  • Batteries of all types (except auto—please take to Georgia site)
  • Electronics
  • Scrap metal
  • Bulky items (including furniture)
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Brush, branches, leaves, yard waste

Hudak Farm Stand and Greenhouse (a NWSWD partner)

Address: 599 St. Albans Rd, Swanton, VT 05488

Phone: (802) 527-1147

Hours:

Farm Stand open seasonally.

Open for material drop-off:

8:00 am – 7:00 pm 365 days a year.

Materials accepted:

  • Does not accept trash/recycling
  • Food scraps
  • Brush
  • Branches
  • Leaves
  • Yard waste

Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District Administrative Offices

Address: 158 Morse Dr. Fairfax, VT 05454

Phone: (802) 524-5986

Hours:

Monday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

(see “Georgia Recycling Center” listing for public drop-off hours)

Materials accepted:

  • This is the listing for the Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District’s administrative offices.

Transfer Stations

These transfer stations are NOT owned or operated by NWSWD. Fees and materials accepted may vary. Please contact them directly for more information.

Alburgh Transfer Station

Operated by: Town of Alburgh

Address: 10 Dump Rd Alburgh, VT 05440

Phone: (802) 796-6078

Hours: Contact the Alburgh Town Clerk at (802) 796-3468

Notes: Contact the Alburgh Town Clerk at (802) 796-3468 with questions

Materials accepted:

  • Household trash
  • Recycling
  • Electronics
  • Scrap metal
  • Bulky items (including furniture)
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Batteries of all kinds
  • Brush

Grand Isle Transfer Station

Operated by: Town of Grand Isle

Address: 22 Hanson Ln, Grand Isle, VT 05458

Phone: Town Clerk (802) 372-8830

Hours:

Thursday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Notes: No electronics accepted. Contact Grand Isle Town Clerk at (802) 372-8830 with questions. Some residency restrictions apply.

Materials accepted:

  • Household trash
  • Recycling

Highgate Transfer Station

Operated by: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Address: 1 Transfer Station Rd Highgate, VT 05457

Phone: (802) 651-5491

Hours: Contact Casella Waste Systems at (802) 651-5491 for details

Materials accepted:

Accepts household trash, recycling, larger items, many other items. Contact Casella Waste Systems at (802) 651-5400 for details.

North Fairfield Enterprises

Operated by: North Fairfield Enterprises

Phone: (802) 933-4331

Hours: Contact North Fairfield Enterprises at (802) 933-4331 for details

  • Privately run mobile household bagged trash and recycling drop-off.
  • Serving the town of Fairfield.
  • No residency restrictions.