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.

Christmas Tree Recycling Information

Each year with the Addison County Solid Waste Management District’s Merry Mulch Program, your Christmas tree can be recycled once the holidays are over. Read more

Request for Proposals: Cleaning Services

The ACSWMD is soliciting bids from qualified cleaning service providers to provide cleaning services for the District Transfer Station & Office in Middlebury, VT for the calendar year 2016. Read more

2015 Annual Report now Available

You may download the District’s 2015 Annual Report here.

ACSWMD Notice of Adopted Rate Increase

The Addison County Solid Waste Management District Board of Supervisors adopted a rate change on June 18, 2015. Effective 7/25/2015, the District Transfer Station in Middlebury will increase its rate for single stream recyclables from Commercial Haulers by $25/ton to a new rate of $50/ton.

For more information, please call the District at 802-388-2333 or email the office at acswmd@acswmd.org.

A copy of the revised 2015 Rate Sheet will be posted on the district’s website at www.AddisonCountyRecycles.org.

Press Release: Amended Solid Waste Plan

The Addison County Solid Waste Management District Board of Supervisors amended its Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) on May 21, 2015 to comply with the new State Solid Waste Plan that was revised to incorporate the mandates of the new Universal Recycling Law (Act 148). Read more

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

2014 Annual Report now Available

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 noon.  See HazWaste hours below.)

Click here for Transfer Station Rate Schedule

HazWaste Center Hours

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

District Office Hours

M-F, 8:00 AM – 4:00 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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