Updates to Reuse It or Lose It! Program

Jan 02, 2019

Our popular Reuse It or Lose It! program is still going strong!  Through the program, District residents may drop off usable household items and building materials in the reuse buildings at the Transfer Station for others to take.  Starting January 1, 2019, visitors to the reuse buildings will pay a $1 admin fee for each visit or to drop-off items under 50 pounds.  For household items over 50 pounds, visitors will be charged $4 per item.

Click here to download our printable Reuse It or Lose It! information sheet.  Not sure if an item you have is accepted?  Call us at 388-2333. Read more

Maple Tubing Special Recycling Updates

Jan 02, 2019

Polyethylene maple sap tubing is accepted for Special Recycling by appointment only at the Transfer Station in Middlebury.  Starting January 1, 2019, loads of maple tubing that have fittings still attached will be subject to a fee of $20 per cubic yard.  Maple tubing with fittings removed is still accepted for FREE!  Click here to download our maple tubing recycling guide. Read more

Plastic Bags, Films & Wraps Special Recycling

Jan 01, 2019

Click here to download our printable guide to plastic bags & films.

The following polyethylene (#2 and #4) bags and film plastics are accepted for free Special Recycling at the District Transfer Station and participating grocery stores—not in your blue bin!  Items must be empty, clean, and dry:

  • Grocery & takeout bags
  • Produce bags
  • Bread bags
  • Newspaper bags Read more

2019 Adopted Rate Schedule

Nov 26, 2018

View the adopted 2019 Rate Schedule here.  Note that these rates become effective on January 1, 2019.

ACSWMD 2018 Annual Report

Nov 08, 2018

The District’s 2018 Annual Report is here!

Notice of Public Hearing

Nov 08, 2018

The Addison County Solid Waste Management District will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2019 Annual Budget on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Addison County Regional Planning Commission at 14 Seminary Street, Middlebury, VT.  For a copy of the meeting agenda and/or proposed budget, please visit the ACSWMD website at or call the District at 802-388-2333.

Recycle smoke detector batteries with special recycling at the Transfer Station

Nov 02, 2018

It’s that time of year: Daylight Savings means checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries, and changing your batteries means special recycling for batteries with ACSWMD!

** Batteries are recyclable, but NOT in your blue bin! **

Instead, bring all your batteries to the Transfer Station in Middlebury for special recycling year-round.  ACSWMD accepts all types of batteries for FREE!

Vermont’s Draft Biennial Report on Solid Waste

Oct 23, 2018

As required by statute, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has released its Draft Biennial Report on Solid Waste.  All public comments on this report are due no later than November 15, 2018, by 5:00 pm.  Send all comments to Becky Webber at

Vermont Product Stewardship Council Celebrates 10 Years of Success

Oct 03, 2018


October 1, 2018

Vermont — The Vermont Product Stewardship Council (VTPSC) recently celebrated its anniversary and a decade of impressive accomplishments. The group was founded in September 2008 by Vermont local governments, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), and Upstream to jointly solve problems related to the management of problematic consumer products and packaging.

VTPSC’s successes include the passage of five of the state’s eight “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) laws, including those for primary batteries, electronics, paint, mercury lamps, and thermostats. EPR laws require product manufacturers to finance and manage the recycling or safe disposal of their products when consumers are done with them, taking the burden off taxpayers and governments.

Vermont leads the nation in per capita collection rates for many of these products, recycling or safely disposing of millions of pounds of material and creating recycling jobs throughout the state and the northeast. This year, the group is turning its attention to household hazardous waste and packaging. Read more

Remember to opt out of Phone Books!

Jan 11, 2018

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District Transfer Station Hours

M-F, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM*
Sat, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

*(Note:  HazWaste Center closes at 2:00 PM during the week.  See HazWaste hours below.)

HazWaste Center Hours

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

Holiday Closings

The Transfer Station and HazWaste Center are closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Click here for Transfer Station Rate Schedule

Contact ACSWMD

Addison County Solid Waste Management District

1223 Route 7 South
Middlebury, VT 05753

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

ACSWMD Facebook Page


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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