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A landfill is a large outdoor site specifically designed for the disposal of waste. Not all landfills are the same. Different kinds of landfills accept different kinds of waste including:

  • Industrial waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), commonly defined as household trash or garbage.

When you think of a landfill, you probably are thinking of the landfill that accepts your household trash or garbage. In Vermont, that’s known as a Class 3 landfill. Vermontns generate about 4.2 million tons of this type of trash/garbage in a typical year. Of that amount, 70.5 percent (about 3 million tons) was disposed of in the state’s Class 3 landfills. The remainder – 29.5 percent (1,229,100 tons) – of the state’s MSW was recycled.

Why do we need any landfills?

Waste reduction, reuse and recycling divert large parts of our waste from landfills, but not all of it. That waste must be managed safely to protect human health and the environment.

NameTypeRecyclingTrashEWasteHHWFoodScrapsCleanWoodLeafYardDebrisAddressCounty
Grafton Categorical Disposal FacilityRecycling CenterNoNoNoNoNoYesYesTom Bell Rd, Grafton, VT 05146Windham
Danville Categorical Disposal FacilityRecycling CenterNoNoNoNoNoYesYes1182-1450 Bruce Badger Memorial Hwy, Danville, VT 05828Caledonia
Lyndon Categorical Disposal FacilityRecycling CenterNoNoNoNoNoYesYes2480 E Burke Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851Caledonia
Middlebury College Categorical Disposal FacilityRecycling CenterNoNoNoNoNoYesYesS Street Extension, Middlebury, VT 05753Addison
Lamoille Soil Compost FacilityCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesNoYesWilson Rd, Johnson, VT 05656Lamoille
Casella Waste Management, Inc.Transfer StationYesNoNoNoNoNoNo533 Exchange St, Middlebury, VT 05753Addison
Vermont Natural Ag. ProductsCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesYesYes297 Lower Foote St, Middlebury, VT 05753Addison
Bridport Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoYesHappy Valley Rd, Bridport, VT 05734Addison
Leicester Drop OffRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoYes2241 Fern Lake Rd, Salisbury, VT 05769Addison
Lincoln Drop OffRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoYes1111 Downingsville Rd, Lincoln, VT 05443Addison
Monkton Town Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoYes4047 States Prison Hollow Rd, Bristol, VT 05443Addison
Ripton Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoYesPeddler Bridge Rd, Ripton, VT 05766Addison
Shoreham Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoYes28 School Rd, Shoreham, VT 05770Addison
Starksboro Drop OffRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoYes3904 VT-116, Starksboro, VT 05487Addison
Weybridge Drop OffRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoYes460 Quaker Village Rd, Weybridge, VT 05753Addison
Whiting Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoYes79 S Main St, Whiting, VT 05778Addison
Addison SWMD Full Service Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes1223 US-7, Middlebury, VT 05753Addison
Salisbury Recycling and LandfillTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesYesYes1301 Upper Plains Rd, Salisbury, VT 05769Addison
Cook's PitRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNoVT-116, Bristol, VT 05443Addison
TAM Organics Compost FacilityCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesNoNo639 N Rd, Shaftsbury, VT 05262Bennington
Bennington Transfer Station (Operated by Casella Waste Management, Inc.)Transfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes904 Houghton Ln, Bennington, VT 05201Bennington
Northshire Transfer Station & Recycling CenterTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYesTennis Way, Dorset, VT 05253Bennington
Searsburg Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesYesYes18 Town Garage Rd, Searsburg, VT 05363Bennington
TAM Materials Recovery Facility-PownalTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesNoNo39 Church St, Pownal, VT 05261Bennington
Pownal Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYesMaple Grove Rd, Pownal, VT 05201Bennington
Readsboro Recycling CenterTransfer StationYesNoNoNoNoNoNo610 Phelps Ln, Readsboro, VT 05350Bennington
Rupert Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNoVT-153, Rupert, VT 05768Bennington
Shaftsbury Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesYesYes526 N Rd, Shaftsbury, VT 05262Bennington
Stamford Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesYesYes610 Mill Rd, Stamford, CT 06903Bennington
Manchester/Sunderland Transfer Station (Casella Waste Management, Inc.)Transfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes4561 Sunderland Hl Rd, Sunderland, VT 05250Bennington
Winhall Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes66 Old Town Rd, Winhall, VT 05340Bennington
TAM Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesYesYesAirport Rd, Shaftsbury, VT 05262Bennington
Ryegate/Groton Recycling & Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes269 School St, Ryegate, VT 05042Caledonia
Kingdom View CompostCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesYesYes2586 Pudding Hill Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851Caledonia
Waterford Transfer Station & Recycling CenterTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoNo2727 Duck Pond Rd, Waterford, VT 05819Caledonia
Barnet Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoNo900 Town Forest Rd, St Johnsbury, VT 05819Caledonia
Danville Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoYesNoNoNoNo279 Highland Ave, Danville, VT 05828Caledonia
Hardwick/All Metals Recycling & Salvage Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoYesYesYesNo2141 VT-15, Hardwick, VT 05843Caledonia
Kirby Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNo346 Town Hall Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851Caledonia
NEKWMD Lyndonville Waste Management FacilityTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes224 Church St, Lyndonville, VT 05851Caledonia
Town of BurkeRecycling CenterYesNoYesNoNoNoNo212 School St, West Burke, VT 05871Caledonia
Newark Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoYesYesNoYes1358 Newark St, West Burke, VT 05871Caledonia
Peacham Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoNo750 E Peacham Rd, Peacham, VT 05862Caledonia
St. Johnsbury Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesYesYes548 High St, St Johnsbury, VT 05819Caledonia
Sutton Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoNo95 Underpass Rd, Sutton, VT 05867Caledonia
Wheelock/Sheffield Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNoVT-122, Wheelock, VT 05851Caledonia
All Cycle Waste, Inc. Transfer StationTransfer StationNoYesNoNoYesYesYes220 Avenue B, Williston, VT 05495Chittenden
Burlington Drop Off -CSWDTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes339 Pine St, Burlington, VT 05401Chittenden
Environmental Depot - CSWDHazardous WasteYesYesYesYesNoNoNo1011 Airport Pkwy, South Burlington, VT 05403Chittenden
Myers Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoNoYesYes216 Red Can Dr, Colchester, VT 05446Chittenden
Hinesburg Transfer Station - CSWDTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes907 Beecher Hill Rd, Hinesburg, VT 05461Chittenden
Essex Drop Off - CSWDTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes218 Colchester Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452Chittenden
Gauthier Trucking Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo5 Gauthier Dr, Essex Junction, VT 05452Chittenden
Milton Drop Off - CSWDTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes36 Landfill Rd, Milton, VT 05468Chittenden
Richmond Drop Off - CSWDTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes80 Rogers Ln, Richmond, VT 05477Chittenden
South Burlingon Drop Off - CSWDTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes87 Landfill Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403Chittenden
CSWD - Williston Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes1492 Redmond Rd, Williston, VT 05495Chittenden
Green Mountain Compost (CSWD Composting Facility)Compost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesYesYes1021 Redmond Rd, Williston, VT 05495Chittenden
CSWD Materials Recovery FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo357 Avenue C, Williston, VT 05495Chittenden
Burlington Area Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoYes1496 Redmond Rd, Williston, VT 05495Chittenden
Norton Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoNo249 VT-114, Norton, VT 05907Essex
East Haven Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes58 Community Bldg Rd, East Haven, VT 05837Essex
Concord Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoNo100 Brook Rd, Concord, VT 05824Essex
Lunenburg Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes47 Transfer Station Rd, Lunenburg, VT 05906Essex
Brighton Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterNoNoNoNoNoYesYes621 Railroad St, Island Pond, VT 05846Essex
Canaan Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoNo186 VT-102, Canaan, VT 05903Essex
Casella Waste Management, Inc. Transfer Station - HighgateTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes2 Transfer Station, Highgate Center, VT 05459Franklin
Canusa Hershman RecyclingRecycling CenterYesNoYesNoNoNoNo33 Rewes Dr, St Albans City, VT 05478Franklin
St. Albans City Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoYes83 Rewes Dr, St Albans City, VT 05478Franklin
Montgomery Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesYesYes86 Mountain Rd, Montgomery Center, VT 05471Franklin
Clokey/Crawford Compost FacilityCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoNoNoNo720 Buck Hollow Rd, Fairfax, VT 05454Franklin
Hudak Farm Composting FacilityCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesYesYes599 US-7, Swanton, VT 05488Franklin
Georgia Recycling CenterTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoNo158 Morse Dr, Fairfax, VT 05454Franklin
Alburg Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes260 Dump Rd, Alburg, VT 05440Grand Isle
Grand Isle Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoYesYesYesYes22 Hanson Ln, Grand Isle, VT 05458Grand Isle
North Hero Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesYesYes362 W Shore Rd, North Hero, VT 05474Grand Isle
Hyde Park Recycle Drop Off DepotTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesNoNoVT-100, Hyde Park, VT 05655Lamoille
Cambridge Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNoVT-104, Cambridge, VT 05444Lamoille
Lamoille District Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesYesYes941 Wilson Rd, Johnson, VT 05656Lamoille
Lamoille District Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesYesYes370 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672Lamoille
Wolcott Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYesGulf Rd, Wolcott, VT 05680Lamoille
Lamoille District Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesNoNo800 Cochran Rd, Morristown, VT 05661Lamoille
Lamoille District Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNo3625 VT-100, Eden, VT 05652Lamoille
Bakersfield Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesNoNo380 Main St N, Bakersfield, VT 05441Franklin
McNeil Wood & Yard Waste DepotTransfer StationNoNoNoNoNoYesYes111 Intervale Rd, Burlington, VT 05401Chittenden
New Haven Town Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoYesVT-17, New Haven, VT 05472Addison
Orwell, Dundon's Plumbing & HeatingTransfer StationYesYesNoNoNoNoYes334 VT-22A, Orwell, VT 05760Addison
Good Point Recycling (private)Recycling CenterNoNoYesYesNoNoNo227 Pond Ln, Middlebury, VT 05753Addison
Middlebury College -College only compost facilityCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesYesYes809 College St, Middlebury, VT 05753Addison
Holiday Brook FarmCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesYesYes100 Holiday Cottage Rd, Dalton, MA 01226
Martin's Farm CompostCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesYesYes341 Plain Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301
Clear View CompostingCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesYesYes159 Quabbin Blvd, Orange, MA 01364
Always Something FarmCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesYesYes407 NH-10, Croydon, NH 03773
City of KeeneCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoNoYesYes350 Marlboro St, Keene, NH 03431
DJ's ConvenienceRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoNo378 E Montpelier Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602Washington
WSWMD -- Brookline Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNoGrassy Brook Rd, Brookline, VT 05345Windham
WSWMD -- Dummerston Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo1103 East-West Rd, Dummerston, VT 05301Windham
WSWMD -- Halifax Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNoBrook Rd, West Halifax, VT 05358Windham
ABLE Waste Fast Trash-WoodstockRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoNo512 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091Windsor
ABLE Waste Fast Trash-HartlandRecycling CenterYesYesNoNoYesNoNo57 VT-12, Hartland, VT 05048Windsor
Thetford Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNo4659 VT-113, Fairlee, VT 05045Orange
Vershire Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesNoNoNoNoNo6894 VT-113, Vershire, VT 05079Orange
Newbury Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo26 Cross St, Newbury, VT 05051Orange
Bradford Recycling DepotRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo143 Fairground Rd, Bradford, VT 05033Orange
Corinth Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoYesNoNoNoNo2628 Goose Green Rd, Bradford, VT 05033Orange
Chelsea Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoYesYesNoNo72 Washington Turnpike, Washington, VT 05675Orange
Cookeville CompostCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesYesYes587 Abe Jacobs Rd, Corinth, VT 05039Orange
Strafford Drop OffRecycling CenterYesNoNoYesNoNoNo159 VT-132, South Strafford, VT 05070Orange
Randolph Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesNoNoLandfill Rd, Randolph, VT 05060Orange
Tunbridge Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNoVT-110, Tunbridge, VT 05077Orange
Williamstown Recycling CenterTransfer StationYesNoNoNoNoNoNoVT-14, Williamstown, VT 05679Orange
Fairlee Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoYesYesNoNoDump Rd, Fairlee, VT 05045Orange
Vermont Tech Community Anaerobic DigesterCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesNoNo165 Admin Dr, Randolph, VT 05061Orange
Greensboro Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNo81 Lauredon Ave, Greensboro, VT 05841Orleans
Albany Drop Off CenterTransfer StationYesNoNoNoNoNoNo1030 Main St, Albany, VT 05820Orleans
Jay/Troy Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo1375 Cross Rd, Jay, VT 05859Orleans
KNS Tire Transfer StationTransfer StationNoNoNoNoNoNoNo260 Main St, Albany, VT 05820Orleans
Brownington Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo645 Evansville Rd, Brownington, VT 05860Orleans
Barton Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNoMay Farm Rd, Barton, VT 05822Orleans
Austins Rubbish RecyclingRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo108 Crawford Hill Rd, West Charleston, VT 05872Orleans
Glover Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo1600 Dry Pond Rd, Glover, VT 05839Orleans
Irasburg Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo161 VT-58, Irasburg, VT 05845Orleans
Newport Drop OffTransfer StationYesNoYesNoNoNoNo651 Coventry St, Newport, VT 05855Orleans
Lamoille District Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNoCreek Rd, Craftsbury, VT 05826Orleans
Holland Drop OffTransfer StationYesNoYesYesNoNoNo3157 Valley Rd, Derby Line, VT 05830Orleans
Morgan Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes285 Hatton Heights, Morgan, VT 05853Orleans
Waste USA LandfillTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNo21 Landfill Ln, Newport, VT 05855Orleans
Westmore Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes6988 VT-5A, Orleans, VT 05860Orleans
Derby Drop OffTransfer StationYesNoNoYesNoNoNo3427 US-5, Derby, VT 05829Orleans
Derby Stump DumpTransfer StationNoNoNoNoNoYesYes1008 Beebe Rd, Newport, VT 05855Orleans
Westfield Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoNo757 VT-100, Westfield, VT 05874Orleans
Newport Center Recycling CenterRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo4091 W Main St, Newport Center, VT 05857Orleans
Rutland County SWMD Materials Recovery FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoYesNoNoNoNo2 Greens Hill Ln, Rutland, VT 05701Rutland
Fair Haven Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes175 Fair Haven Ave, Fair Haven, VT 05743Rutland
Benson Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes2549 Stage Rd, Benson, VT 05743Rutland
Brandon Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes31 Corona St, Brandon, VT 05733Rutland
Wyman Frasier Compost of VermontCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesNoNo160 Wyman Rd, Brandon, VT 05733Rutland
Castleton Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYesStaso Rd, Castleton, VT 05735Rutland
Hadeka Stone Recycling CenterRecycling CenterNoNoNoNoNoNoNo460 Staso Rd, Castleton, VT 05735Rutland
Clarendon Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes1577 VT-7B, North Clarendon, VT 05759Rutland
Chittenden Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes300 Holden Rd, Chittenden, VT 05737Rutland
Danby Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes130 Brook Rd, Danby, VT 05739Rutland
Middletown Springs Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYesFire House Ln, Middletown Springs, VT 05757Rutland
Pittsford Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYesDepot Hill Rd, Pittsford, VT 05763Rutland
Mount Tabor Transfer StationTransfer StationNoYesNoNoYesNoNoUS-7, Mt Tabor, VT 05739Rutland
Poultney Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYesHillside Rd, Poultney, VT 05764Rutland
Proctor Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYesDeere Rd, Proctor, VT 05765Rutland
Rutland County Solid Waste District Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes14 Gleason Rd, Rutland, VT 05701Rutland
Rutland Town Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYesPost Road Extension, Rutland, VT 05701Rutland
Killington Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoNoRiver Rd, Killington, VT 05751Rutland
Shrewsbury Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes130 Mountain School Rd, Shrewsbury, VT 05738Rutland
Tinmouth Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes537 VT-140, Tinmouth, VT 05773Rutland
Wallingford Transfer StationTransfer StationYesNoYesYesYesNoYesWaldo Ln, Wallingford, VT 05773Rutland
Wells Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNo174 Bullfrog Hollow Rd, Wells, VT 05774Rutland
West Rutland Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo265 Ross St, West Rutland, VT 05777Rutland
West Rutland Organics and Recycling FacilityCompost FacilityYesYesNoNoYesYes442 Casella Ln Pvt, West Rutland, VT 05777Rutland
Markowski Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterNoNoNoNoNoYesYes2359 Franklin St, Brandon, VT 05733Rutland
East Coast Rubbish RemovalTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNo37 Water St, Rutland, VT 05701Rutland
Vermont Compost Company, Fairmont FarmsCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesNoNo1996 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602Washington
Wilson Industrial ParkTransfer StationYesYesNoYesNoNoNo109 Pitman Rd, Barre, VT 05641Washington
CV Landfill Transfer FacilityTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesYesYes418 US-2, Montpelier, VT 05602Washington
Waterbury RTR CenterTransfer StationYesYesNoNoNoNoNo1 River Rd, Waterbury, VT 05676Washington
Lamoille District Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNo43 Calais Rd, Worcester, VT 05682Washington
Calais DepotRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNoMoscow Woods Rd, Calais, VT 05648Washington
Cabot Recycling DepotRecycling CenterYesYesYesYesYesNoNo153 Sawmill Rd, Cabot, VT 05647Washington
Montpelier Drop Off & Recycling (Casella)Transfer StationYesYesYesNoYesNoNo378 E Montpelier Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602Washington
Northfield Transfer Station & Recycling DepotTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesNoNo69 Dog River Dr, Northfield, VT 05663Washington
Waitsfield Transfer Station, Inc.Transfer StationYesYesYesNoYesYesYes6911 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673Washington
Budzyn Removal & RecyclingRecycling CenterNoNoNoNoNoNoNo937 US-302, Barre, VT 05641Washington
ARCC (Additional Recyclables Collection Center)Recycling CenterYesNoYesNoYesNoNo540 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641Washington
Brattleboro Drop OffRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoYesFairground Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301Windham
Windham Solid Waste Management DistrictRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNoUS-5, Guilford, VT 05301Windham
Brattleboro Salvage Transfer StationTransfer StationNoYesNoNoYesYesNo437 VerNon St, Brattleboro, VT 05301Windham
Windham SWMD MRF & Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes327 Old Ferry Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301Windham
Windham Solid Waste Management District Compost FacilityCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesYesYes327 Old Ferry Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301Windham
Rockingham/Westminster Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes7446 US-5, Westminster, VT 05158Windham
WSWMD -- Marlboro Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNoVT-9, Marlboro, VT 05344Windham
Windham Solid Waste Management DistrictRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNoVT-30, Newfane, VT 05345Windham
WSWMD -- Putney Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo14 Main St, Putney, VT 05346Windham
WSWMD -- Vernon Drop OffTransfer StationYesNoNoNoNoNoNo2585 Fort Bridgman Rd, Vernon, VT 05354Windham
Dover Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes11 Landfill Rd, Dover, VT 05356Windham
Jamaica Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes17 Pikes Falls Rd, Jamaica, VT 05343Windham
Londonderry Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesYesYes7060 VT-100, Londonderry, VT 05148Windham
Townshend Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoYesNoYesNo1102 Grafton Rd, Townshend, VT 05353Windham
Wardsboro Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoNo77 Dump Rd, Wardsboro, VT 05355Windham
Whitingham Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesNoNoNoNoVT-100, Whitingham, VT 05361Windham
Wilmington Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesYesNoBeaver St, Wilmington, VT 05363Windham
Stratton Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoYesYesYesNo8 Town Garage, Stratton, VT 05360Windham
Zaluzny Aggregate and UntreatedRecycling CenterNoNoNoNoNoYesYes161 Mercury Dr, Brattleboro, VT 05301Windham
GoodeNough Rubbish & Whipple RecyclingTransfer StationYesYesYesNoYesNoNo112 Mercury Dr, Brattleboro, VT 05301Windham
Barnard Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoNoNoNoChateauguay Rd, Barnard, VT 05031Windsor
Bethel/Royalton Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes122 Waterman Rd, South Royalton, VT 05068Windsor
Bridgewater Drop OffTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoNo65 School House Rd, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035Windsor
Springfield Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes135 Fairground Rd, Springfield, VT 05156Windsor
Cavendish Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes354 VT-131, Springfield, VT 05156Windsor
Hartford Community Center for Recycling & Waste ManagementTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes2590 N Hartland Rd, White River Junction, VT 05001Windsor
Northeast Waste Services, Ltd. Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterYesNoNoNoNoNoNo1544 Woodstock Rd, White River Junction, VT 05001Windsor
Ludlow Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesYesYes336 VT-100, Ludlow, VT 05149Windsor
Norwich Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes24 New Boston Rd, Norwich, VT 05055Windsor
Weathersfield Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesYesYesYesNoYes5024 VT-106, Perkinsville, VT 05151Windsor
A.B.L.E. Waste Management Inc Transfer StationTransfer StationYesYesNoNoYesNoYes1515 Lynds Hill Rd, Plymouth, VT 05056Windsor
D&D Excavating Recycling FacilityRecycling CenterNoNoNoNoNoNoNo19 Ferry Rd, Hartland, VT 05048Windsor
Grow Compost - HartlandCompost FacilityNoNoNoNoYesNoYesQuarry Dr, Hartland, VT 05052Windsor

What is MSW?

Different states have different definitions, but MSW is commonly defined as household trash or garbage. This includes paper, cans, bottles and food scraps. Class 3 landfills are designed to accept these types of waste – much of which should be recycled – along with other specific kinds of waste. In Vermont, Class 3 landfills cannot accept hazardous waste, lead-acid (car and truck) batteries, yard trimmings, tires (whole), used motor oil and large appliances.

How is MSW managed in Vermont?

Waste is properly managed two ways. We recycle it or dispose of it in a Class 3 landfill.

How much garbage is disposed of in Class 3 landfills?

Americans generated about 250 million tons of MSW in 2010 (the latest numbers available) according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Of that amount, 54 percent or 136 million tons was disposed of in landfills. The rest was recycled or composted (34 percent or 85 million tons) or incinerated (12 percent or about 29 million tons).

How much does it cost to dispose of waste at a Class 3 landfill?

Landfill operators charge a fee on a per ton basis. The fee is called a tipping fee and is charged to the waste hauler who empties or “tips” garbage out of the truck. The average tipping fee in Vermont was $38 per ton according to the “G.A. Solid Waste Management Annual Report for FY12.”

How do we pay for waste management?

It depends. Many people pay for waste management – including recycling services – through their property taxes. Other residents pay their fees through monthly or annual fees billed by their local government. Some have to pay waste haulers directly. Still, others take their garbage and recyclables to drop-off centers that are, of course, funded by local governments through taxes or fees.

How many Class 3 landfills are there?

Nationwide, the number of active landfills has shrunk from nearly 8,000 in 1988 to 1,908 in 2010 according to the EPA. In Vermont, there were 23 permitted Class 3 landfills operating in FY12.

Who owns Class 3 landfills?

Nationally, about two-thirds are owned by local governments while about one-third are privately owned. In Vermont, local governments own 9 while another 14 are privately owned.

What laws or regulations must be followed at Class 3 landfills?

Class 3 landfills are well-engineered facilities that must meet strict EPA and G.A. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) regulations on their location, design, operation, and closing. In Vermont, all Class 3 landfills must be approved (receive a permit) by DHEC. In addition, local zoning and land-use ordinances may limit Class 3 landfill site selection.

Why do Class 3 landfills have liners?

Liners in Class 3 landfills are designed and placed to stop the potential pollution of groundwater. Hazardous household materials such as cleaners and pesticides and other waste could contaminate groundwater if the liners were not in place.

Do Class 3 landfills smell?

Federal and state regulations require MSW to be covered daily with soil or another type of cover to control or reduce odor. Landfill operators also can control or reduce odors by only disposing of waste in a small working face (area).

Who picks landfill locations?

If it is a public landfill, a local government will select a potential site. If it is a private company, it will select a potential site and approach the local government. In both cases, residents will have a chance to comment at public meetings. Once a potential site is selected, the local government or private company will apply to DHEC for a permit. There are numerous local, state and federal requirements that must be met to be given a permit including meeting all local zoning requirements, being consistent with the county solid waste management plan and meeting a demonstration of need criteria. Local zoning and land-use ordinances may limit Class 3 landfill site selection. Any landfill, including Class 3 landfills, are difficult to locate simply because the public frequently opposes new construction. People remember the poor practices of the past and are concerned about their health and environment as well as property values, noise, odor and traffic if a landfill is being considered in their community.

What happens when Class 3 landfills close?

First, before a Class 3 landfill is approved (given a permit from DHEC), a landfill owner is required to have funding to not only properly close but also to monitor and fix any environmental problems that could occur. When a Class 3 landfill is closed, it is capped with a layer of clay, a plastic liner and a layer of soil (bottom to top of the cap). The cap is seeded to grow grass. The Class 3 landfill will be monitored for 30 years.

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