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.
Stop by the District Transfer Station to pick up a Soilsaver compost bin and a “Sure-Close” kitchen collector, and start composting at home! Turn food scraps and yard waste into rich, organic food for your garden. Food and yard waste combined represent about 25% of our waste. By composting these materials at home, we can save money while keeping waste out of landfills! Composting benefits everyone by reducing waste and helping summer vegetable and flower gardens flourish.
The Soilsaver is just $45, and when disassembled fits neatly into any vehicle. The handy “Sure-Close” kitchen collector is just $5.
The District Transfer Station is located at 1223 Route 7 South, in Middlebury, just south of the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station. Hours are Mon-Fri, 7 am to 3 pm, and Sat, 8 am to 1 pm.
The Soilsaver ($45)
- 28″w x 28″d x 32″h
- Holds 11.4 cubic feet
- Made from sturdy recycled plastic
- Retains heat and moisture better than an open pile
- Keeps most animals out
- Removable convenient locking and self-watering lid
- Two slide-up doors for removal of compost
- Easy assembly
The “Sure-Close” kitchen collector (ONLY $5!)
- Durable, dishwasher-safe, and easy to clean
- Lid opens and latches closed easily with one hand
- Lid locks in open position for easier filling
- Lid perforations allow venting but stop insects
- Ergonomic handle and back grip for easy use
- Wide opening allows easy scraping of plates
Vermont’s new solid waste law, Act 148, is the most significant change to VT solid waste law since 1987. Read more
The Addison County Solid Waste District is now offering grants for schools in our District for waste reduction, recycling, or composting initiatives. Read more
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.
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
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
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