Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) Reopens in Williston

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) will reopen the Williston Drop-Off Center at 1492 Redmond Road. All other Drop-Off Centers and the Environmental Depot (hazardous waste facility) will remain closed until further notice.


Williston DOC Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This could change at any time without notice.


Fee beginning Saturday, March 28:

  • There will be a flat $10 fee per visit.
  • We will accept checks or cash. Checks must include the signer's name, current address and phone number.
  • Exact cash appreciated.


This facility will accept these materials only:

  • Household trash. Limit: 4 bags or barrels of any size.
  • Blue-bin recycling.
  • Food scraps.
  • Twigs and tree branches.
  • Wood that has never been painted, stained or treated.


To limit interactions and keep traffic moving, CSWD is also implementing the following changes beginning immediately:

  • Leaves and garden trimmings must go to Green Mountain Compost (GMC) at 1042 Redmond Rd. in Williston. Loose or in paper yard and garden bags only. No charge, no limits on volume. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8:00 to 4:00.


  • Customers who have only food scraps should take them to Green Mountain Compost. No charge.


  • The Environmental Depot hazardous waste facility is closed until further notice. Call the CSWD Hotline at 802-872-8111 with questions. Businesses should call 802-865-4663 with hazardous waste questions.


"We only have capacity to staff one Drop-Off Center. Williston is our largest and most centrally located Drop-Off Center and provides the best option for managing customers and materials as safely and efficiently as possible," said CSWD Executive Director Sarah Reeves.


CSWD has confirmed that private trash and recycling collection companies have capacity to add residential customers. See options at Burlington residents should check with the Burlington Public Works department.


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