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Diseased, Noxious & Invasive Plants

This item is banned from disposal in the trash in Vermont. 

Disposal Options

Loads of diseased, invasive, or noxious plants are accepted at the District Transfer Station. These materials will be composted at high temperatures at Vermont Natural Ag Products in Middlebury to completely destroy the plants, including the seeds and any pathogens infecting the plants. 

Note: Please call us at (802) 388-2333 before bringing diseased, invasive, or noxious plants so we can be prepared to properly handle the material to prevent seeds, spores or blight from spreading.

Bag the plants (exercise extra caution with noxious plants, the sap from which can cause severe burns or blindness), ideally in a paper grocery bag or a compostable leaf bag (available at many hardware stores, garden centers, and grocery stores). If you use plastic bags, you must empty the plant out of the bag at all drop-off locations, and dispose of the bag in the trash container on site.

If you wish to dispose of ash trees or wood infected with the Emerald Ash Borer, please call us at (802) 388-2333 to discuss options to dispose of the material without spreading the pest. 

Cost

Leaf & Yard Waste

  • Grass clippings, leaves, small twigs — 3 cubic yards or less: $1 per load
  • Over 3 cubic yards: $10 per load

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