- Lawn Waste Site opening Sat Apr 27. So far the schedule is Saturdays 8am-12pm and Thursdays from May 2, 9am-12pm.
- Lawn Waste Site volunteer(s) needed! In the past, more volunteers have allowed the site to be open more days. have monitored the Barre Town Lawn Waste Site for 2 or 3 hour stints during the week. This year we have at least one volunteer not returning. Please consider helping your neighbors by becoming a Lawn Waste Site volunteer a day a week for a 2 or 3 hour period from April until late fall. An occasional day off can be accommodated. A lawn waste site volunteer opens and closes the site, keeps a count of number of users, directs residents to the right section for dropping off material and discourages improper use (littering, dropping off junk, trash and lumber). Volunteers do not need to help users unload (or load). Call the Manager's Office at 479-9331 to learn more.
- 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.
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.
The Lawn Waste Site driveway is the dirt crescent off of Holden Road in this image: