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What makes this Special Materials?

Large Appliances (stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, etc.) are considered Special Materials because they cannot go in the landfill. They can all be recycled with proper handling. See options and fees below.

Learn More About Special Materials

Appliances (Large): Banned From Landfill

It is illegal to dispose of this item in the trash in Chittenden County, Vermont.

Appliances (Large): Eligible for Donation

If your item is in good condition, please consider donating it to a local charity.

How Can I get Rid of It?

What you need to know:

  • You can bring large appliances to the CSWD facilities shown here. Fees cover our handling costs and fees we pay to have refrigerants removed.

Disposal Costs


Fees shown here are for Large Appliances conditions for this item or material.

Amount Fees Notes
each $5.00 items with no refrigerant
each $15.00 items with refrigerant
each $20.00 commercial units with refrigerant
per item $5.oo *handling fee

Payment Methods

Cash, check with name, current address and phone number, AmEx, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards. A 3% convenience fee will be added to all credit card transactions.

Credit Cards not accepted at DOC in Burlington.

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Special Materials Education

  • All of these items are banned from the landfill and must not be placed in the trash.

    Items Banned From Landfills

    Information about how the Banned Materials Fee is assessed, and more on the proper disposal or recycling for each banned...

Did You Know?

We grind clean wood for composting.

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Good for all creatures big and small.

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Proper waste disposal helps our environment.

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Learn more about how you can work with CSWD to properly dispose of waste in your home, office, or community.