Leaf drop-off


There is no fee for leaf and yard trimmings drop-off.

How to Drop Off Leaves & Yard Trimmings

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

You may drop off leaves and yard debris in the leaf bunker during business hours. Paper grocery bags and compostable leaf bags (available at hardware stores and garden centers) are acceptable. If using a plastic bag for transport, please empty the contents of the bag and take it with you. 

If you have invasive, noxious, or diseased plants: Our composting process involves high enough temperatures to ensure destruction of spores and seeds. Please call 802-503-7926 if you have noxious plants (such as poison ivy, poison parsnip, etc.) so we can handle the material appropriately. 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.