ACSWMD “Reuse it or Lose It!” Program

Everyone knows the old saying “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” That rings especially true here in our area, where garage sales are common and useful items are exchanged, not wasted.

Residents of the District’s 20 member towns may bring household goods with some potential for reuse to the Reuse It or Lose It! program, where they may find a new home. Please bring only items that are usable in their current condition. Items under 50 lbs may be dropped off for free.* Items weighing more than 50 lbs (such sofas or other large pieces of furniture) are accepted for a $3 fee.

In addition to household goods, District residents and businesses may also bring in usable building materials free of charge.* This includes lumber, pipes, hardware, windows, doors, or any other building material that still has some useful life left.

District businesses and residents are also welcome to take any household goods or building materials for free from the Reuse It or Lose It! program. Visit Reuse It or Lose It! at the District Transfer Station at 1223 Route 7 South, in Middlebury, just south of the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station. The Transfer Station is open Mon-Fri from 7 AM to 3 PM, and Sat from 9 AM to 1 PM.

*Some restrictions apply. You may download the list of acceptance criteria for both household goods and building materials, or call us at 388-2333 to see if we can accept your reusable items.

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