Leaf drop-off


There is no fee for leaf drop-off.

How to Drop Off Leaves & Plant Material

Our leaf bunker is accessible to vehicles from our first entrance on Redmond Rd. Simply drive up to the bunker and unload your material.

If you have invasive, noxious, or diseased plants: Our composting process involves high enough temperatures to ensure destruction of spores and seeds, but we need to take precautions to avoid spreading them prior to the composting process.

Before dumping, please stop in the office and notify a staff member so that we can handle the material appropriately.

Bag the plant material, ideally in a paper grocery bag or a compostable leaf bag (available at hardware stores and garden centers). Exercise extra caution when handling noxious plants, the sap from which can cause severe burns or blindness. If using plastic bags, you MUST empty the plant out of the bag and dispose of the bag yourself.

View our page on invasive, noxious, and diseased plants for more information, including how to identify common varieties in Chittenden County.

We Accept

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Garden plants
  • Hay & straw
  • Sawdust from natural, unpainted wood only
  • Undyed mulch
  • Sod (up to a ½ cubic yard of sod)
  • Invasive, noxious, or diseased plants

We Do Not Accept

  • Wood of any size (wood is accepted down the road at the CSWD Williston Drop-Off Center at no cost)
  • Petroleum-based plastic of any kind
  • Coated or waxed paper
  • Bio-plastic products that are labeled biodegradable, degradable, photo-degradable, oxo-degradable, etc. (We only accept products that have the “compostable” BPI logo or state “meets ASTM standards for compostability”)
  • Dirt/Fill/Stumps (Go to http://cswd.net/recycling/a-z/ for where to bring these items.)
  • Cat, dog, or human waste
  • Diapers, including diapers labeled “compostable”
  • Styrofoam
  • Metals, including foil wrapping and twist ties
  • Toxic materials such as paints, solvents, pesticides, or petroleum products. How to properly dispose of hazardous waste.