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Have a specific item in mind? Use our A-Z list search to learn how to properly dispose of it.

Popular FAQs

Answers to common waste-related questions!

The CSWD Environmental Depot is open only to households and to Chittenden County businesses that qualify as a Conditionally Exempt Generator (CEG).

The State of Vermont defines a Conditionally Exempt Generator (CEG) as a business that generates less than:

  • 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month; OR
  • 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste per month; OR
  • 220 pounds per month of any residue or contaminated soil, waste, or other debris resulting from the cleanup of any acutely hazardous waste; OR
  • A total accumulation at any one time of 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste.

Some examples of common CEGs include: artists, auto repair shops, contractors, dry cleaners, exterminators, farms, painters, printers, property managers, and schools. If you think your business may qualify as a CEG, call the Environmental Depot (865-4663) to make an appointment. Disposal fees vary depending on the type and quantity of waste.

Our Drop-Off Centers are self-serve facilities. We would love to be able to help everyone, but safety and liability concerns and staffing limitations prevent us from helping customers remove any items from their vehicles.

Residential drop-off is by appointment only. Our appointment system ensures our staff can maintain a safe work environment and helps manage traffic flow at the Depot.

For business drop-off, businesses and institutions should call 802-865-4663 and leave a message. Please do not use the online appointment system.

Trash loads of more than a cubic yard–about a small pickup truck load–must go to one of the two privately owned transfer stations. Businesses with recurring loads of more than a cubic yard of Blue-Bin Recycling must contact the CSWD Business Outreach Coordinator, who can help you find the best option to meet your needs.

We can accept large loads of some Organics and Special Materials at our Drop-Off Center in Williston and our Organics Recycling Facility. Visit those facility pages or the A to Z entry for the material you need to get rid of for options and fees.

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The Depot does not accept mandatory recyclables, trash, and some other hazardous materials. Please consult the A – Z list for proper disposal of:

  • Appliances
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Medical/Infectious Waste

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