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Diseased, Noxious & Invasive Plants

Disposal Options

As part of a statewide effort to prevent new infestations of invasive species and overcome current infestations, we do not recommend transporting invasive species. We recommend learning more about the invasive species you seek to manage and implementing techniques to control or kill populations on site. Techniques are species specific, so visit www.VTinvasives.org to learn more.

If invasive species can not be managed on site, please call ACSWMD at (802) 388-2333 before bringing diseased, invasive, or noxious plants to the District Transfer Station so we can determine the best disposal method to prevent seeds, spores or blight from spreading. Loads of diseased, invasive, or noxious plants accepted at the District Transfer Station will either be composted at high temperatures to completely destroy the plants or recieved as bagged trash and sent to the landfill. 

Diseased, invasive or noxious plants brought to the District Transfer Station for hot composting can be bagged (exercise extra caution with noxious plants, the sap from which can cause severe burns or blindness), in a paper grocery bag or a compostable leaf bag (available at many hardware stores, garden centers, and grocery stores). Diseased, invasive or noxious plants disposed of as trash can be bagged in plastic bags. 

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: $2 per load
  • Over 3 cubic yards: $20 per load

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