Solid Waste Disposal

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Solid Waste

Solid Waste Disposal

Announcement

  • Lawn Waste Site volunteers needed: The Town of Barre is seeking volunteers willing to be present at, and monitor, the lawn waste site for 3 hours a morning, afternoon or evening, Mon, Tue, Thu, or Fri (a returning volunteer has already stepped up for Wednesdays). A resident may volunteer individually, or a small group of residents could offer to monitor the site. Volunteers open the site gates (two cables), count the users, as needed direct users to the right drop-off area, ask users not to unload material that is not accepted, answer questions, and lock the cables at the end of the shift. Volunteers are not expected to help unload cars or trucks. The service starts around May 1 and closes the end of October. Volunteers need to be dependable during their selected hours, but back up can be arranged on occasion. If the pandemic worsens the volunteer's hours can be canceled. For more information, call the Town Manager's Office at 802-479-9331.

Quick Reference

  • State law ban on food scraps from the trash started July 1, 2020. Residents are either using local food waste drop-offs, like transfer stations or the ARCC in the old Times Argus building, composting in their backyards, or arranging for pickup service.  For tips for residents and businesses see this flyer leavingsiteicon or visit the state website on organic materials here leavingsiteicon. Compost dropoff is available at the Wilson Depot in the Wilson Industrial Park
  • Clean wood can be dropped off at Casella Waste Systems at the CV Transfer Station on US-2 in East Montpelier.  Clean wood = logs, pallets, dimensional lumber and brush and branches over 1" in diameter.  Wood must be untreated and unpainted.  Staples and nails are okay, but straps are not.  There is a fee.  For the latest information call (802) 223-7045.
  • Unneeded medications can be dropped off in a secured collection box in the Barre Town Police Department lobby at 139 Websterville Rd. Lobby hours are M-F, 8am-4pm, but you can drop off medications at other times by calling 479-0509 and asking if the on-duty officer can meet you there.  Acceptable items are prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription ointments and over the counter medications.unneeded medications.  This is a free service.
  • Hard to recycle stuff may be accepted at the Additional Recyclables Collection Center at 540 N. Main St, Barre. Click here for up to date hours fees and what they will accept.

Overview of Solid Waste Services in Barre Town

The Town of Barre does not provide and does not contract for collection of household waste (municipal solid waste).  Residents and businesses of Barre Town must make their own arrangements for trash removal and recycling. Options consist of curbside collection and dropping off trash and recyclables at a licensed drop collection point. Numerous haulers set up collection points in the area on Saturdays. The most notable collection point is located at 109 Pitman Road, Wilson Industrial Park, otherwise known as the Wilson Depot. Recyclables, tires, scrap metal, construction demo, and used motor oil are accepted at this location. 

Vermont law designates solid waste management districts which are municipal corporations capable of enacting ordinances and levying taxes. Towns and cities must belong to a solid waste management district or adopt a Solid Waste Plan that receives State approval. Barre Town is a member of the Central Vermont Waste Management District (CVSWMD). For more information contact CVSWMD (802) 229-9383 or visit their website at www.cvswmd.org.

Barre Town provides four solid waste services. They are our Lawn Waste Site, Bulk Trash collection, Wilson Depot, and Christmas Tree collection.  During the first two weeks of January, the Department of Public Works (DPW) collects Christmas trees for chipping mulch. Trees are picked up north of Route 302 during the first week. Trees in the south area are removed during the second week. Please see the November newsletter for more details.