Solid Waste

Lawn Waste Site

*Emerald Ash Borer and the Lawn Waste Site*
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive species that kills ash trees, has been found in Barre Town and surrounding towns. We anticipate that the State of Vermont will be issuing a quarantine order soon that will include Barre Town. Among other effects, the quarantine means that firewood and mulch taken from the Barre Town lawn waste site should not leave the quarantine area, in case it includes infected ash tree material. You cooperation in limiting movement of wood in general helps slow the spread of Emerald Ash borer, other invasive species, and other pests. More information about Emerald Ash Borer, other invasive species, and how you can help, can be found at vtinvasives.org.

How to Use the Lawn Waste Site
Proper disposal of leaves, grass clippings, tree branches, and hedge clippings is becoming more complicated as people live closer together. As of July 1, 2016, these materials are also banned from the landfill.  Barre Town has a lawn waste drop-off/composting site on Holden Road located in the Lower Graniteville as a free service to Barre Town residents.  Residents may haul their lawn waste to the site and deposit the material on the proper pile.  Composted leaves, wood mulch, and large wood for firewood are available for the taking. 

In 2003 the Selectboard adopted an ordinance regulating use of the lawn waste and composting site. Vehicle owners, or the operator if known, could be fined for using the site contrary to these simple regulations:

  • The site is to be used only when open; the DPW staffs the site on Saturday mornings May through October. Volunteers monitor the site during the week. Volunteer hours change from season to season.
  • Leaves, brush, grass and other vegetative matter must be deposited in designated areas
  • Littering and illegal dumping are prohibited
  • The site is for Barre Town residents' non-commercial use only
  • Maximum brush size is 5" in diameter; larger tree branches and trunks may be left in the designated firewood area.
Prohibited materials:
Metal, dog manure, animal carcasses, household garbage, stumps, kitty litter, tires, large trash items, bags, boxes, rope, string, plastic, dirt, stones, bricks, blocks, concrete, asphalt, stumps, pallets and lumber. Click here to find out where to bring stumps or roots.

Hours of Operation for 2018 
through November TBD
 
 Mondays starting May 7 3pm-6pm 
 Wednesdays starting May 9 3pm-6pm 
Thursdays starting May 3 9am-12pm
Saturdays starting April 28 8am-12pm

The Lawn Waste Site driveway is the dirt crescent off of Holden Road in this image: