Yard Waste drop-off


There is no fee for yard waste drop-off.

How to Drop Off  Yard Waste

Our Yard Waste drop-off is accessible to vehicles from our first entrance on Redmond Rd (860 Redmond Road). Simply follow the signs for Yard Waste drop-off and unload your material. The second gate is exit only.

You may drop off yard waste 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
  • Yard trimmings
  • Plants
  • Hay & Straw
  • Clean Sawdust
  • Undyed mulch
  • Uncoated paper bags (when used in transport)
  • Natural wood (<24″ in diameter, 6-8ft)
    • tree trimmings
    • limbs
    • trunks
    • clean stumps
    • brush
    • wood chips

We Do Not Accept

  • Clean lumber or Pallets (bring to the CSWD drop off center in Williston)
  • Any wood that has been painted, glued, stained, or treated (ie: plywood, pressure treated)
  • No spikes, hinges, strap steel or metal appendages
  • 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.