Welcome to the online home of the Addison County Solid Waste Management District. Here you will find details about our programs and services, district news and publications, and practical information to help you properly recycle or dispose of household and business waste items.

District Issues 2 Requests for Bids

The District is soliciting bids for one (1) New 48’ Tandem-Axle, Aluminum, Closed-Top, Compactor-Compatible Recycling Transfer Trailer.  Download full RFB here.

The District is also soliciting bids for one (1) new compact wheel loader for moving and loading/ unloading a variety of waste materials at the ACSWMD Transfer Station in Middlebury.  Download full RFB here.

Employment Opportunities at the District

The District currently has two job openings.  Please click the links below to read the full descriptions and learn how to apply.

Composters Available at District Transfer Station

Soilsaver compost bins and NEW “Sure-Close” kitchen collectors are now available at the District Transfer Station. Read more

Looking for a Trash or Recycling Hauler?

Click here for an updated list of trash and recycling haulers in our area.

ACT 148 – Vermont’s New Solid Waste Law Brings Big Changes

Vermont’s new solid waste law, Act 148, is the most significant change to VT solid waste law since 1987. Read more

District Announces School Waste Diversion Grant Program

The Addison County Solid Waste District is now offering grants for schools in our District for waste reduction, recycling, or composting initiatives. Read more

First-in-Nation Battery Recycling Law Passes in VT

Single-use household battery manufacturers that sell or manufacture their products in the state of Vermont will be required to plan, implement, and manage a statewide battery collection program by 2016, per a bill passed recently by the Vermont House of Representatives.

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VT Governor Signs Paint Stewardship Bill into Law

Post-Consumer Paint Take-Back Program to Begin Summer 2014

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill on June 3rd that will require manufacturers to fund and operate a post-consumer paint take-back program across the state. This law, which was passed by both houses of the legislature in late May, ensures the environmentally responsible end-of-life management of leftover architectural paint throughout the State of Vermont, while shifting the managerial and financial burden away from the state and local governments. Read more

District Announces New Grant Program

In order to promote an increase in the amount of recyclable, compostable or reusable materials diverted from disposal, the District has established a new Grant Fund to provide funds for municipal capital projects that are consistent with our mission. Read more

Free E-waste Recycling!

The District is pleased to announce that we will be a registered collector under Vermont’s new E-waste Recycling Program.  Vermont’s electronic waste law banned the disposal of electronic waste starting January 1, 2011 and will provide convenient collection of certain electronic waste for all households, charities, school districts, and small businesses in Vermont for free. Read more

District Transfer Station Hours

M-F, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM*
Sat, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM*
*(Note:  HazWaste Center closes at 2:00 PM.  See HazWaste hours below.)

Click here for Transfer Station Rate Schedule

HazWaste Center Hours

Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat, 9:00 AM – 1 PM

Contact ACSWMD

Addison County Solid Waste Management District

1223 Route 7 South
Middlebury, VT 05753

802-388-2333 (phone)
802-388-0271 (fax)

acswmd @ acswmd.org


The District Transfer Station, HazWaste Center, and Office are on Route 7 about 2 miles south of town, located on the east side of the highway between the U.S. Forest Service and Breadloaf Construction.

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