SOLID WASTE SERVICES
· Central Vermont
Solid Waste Management District
· Bulk Trash
· Lawn Waste
· Green Up Day
· Wilson Depot
The Town of Barre does not provide and does not
contract for collection of household waste (municipal solid waste).
Residents and businesses of Barre Town must make their own arrangements
for trash removal and recylcing. Options consist of curbside collection
and dropping off trash and recylclables at a licensed drop collection
point. Numerous haulers set up collection points in the area on
Saturdays. The most notable collection point is located at 109 Pitman
Road, Wilson Industrial Park, otherwise known as the Wilson Dept.
Recyclables, tires, scrap metal, electronics, construction demo,
and used motor oil are accepted at this location.
CENTRAL VERMONT SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Vermont law designates solid waste
management districts which are municipal corporations capable of
enacting ordinances and levying taxes. Towns and cities must belong
to a solid waste management district or adopt a Solid Waste Plan
that receives State approval. Barre Town is a member of the Central
Vermont Waste Management District (CVSWMD). For more information
contact CVSWMD (802) 229-9383 or visit their website www.cvswmd.org.
CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION
Barre Town provides four (4) solid
waste services. During the first two weeks of January, the Department
of Public Works (DPW) collects Christmas trees for chipping mulch.
Trees are picked up north of Route 302 during the first week. Trees
in the souther area are removed during the second week. The November
newsletter gives details.
BULK TRASH COLLECTION
The semi-annual bulk trash collection is very popular
amongst residents. This event takes place on the second Saturday
in May and the third Saturday in September. For full details review
the April and August editions of the Town newsletter.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:
- Computers, televisions, or other large electronic devices ;
- Tires (may be taken to the Wilson Depot);
- Magazines (may be taken to the Wilson Depot);
- Grass clippings, leaves and brush (may be taken to the Holden Road lawn waste
- Bags and boxes of trash or recyclables (except corrugated cardboard);
- Fluorescent light bulbs, paint cans, driveway sealer, roofing tar, and all
other hazardous wastes must go to the CVSWMD’s household hazardous
Town Policy: (1) This service is
for Barre Town residents only; proof of residency is required.
You may be turned away if residency cannot be verified. A utility
bill or Town tax bill with name and address will serve as identification.
(2) Loads on trucks larger than 1-ton size will not be accepted.
(3) Salvaging is permitted on the day of collection. (4) This
service is for large bulk items, not small items that could be
disposed of through typical weekly trash collection.
LAWN WASTE SITE
Proper disposal of leaves, grass clippings, tree
branches, and hedge clippings is becoming more complicated as people
live closer together. Barre Town has set up a lawn waste drop-off/composting
site on Holden Road located in the Lower Graniteville area. Residents
may haul their lawn waste to the site and deposit the material on
the proper pile, indicated by signs. Composted leaves and wood
mulch are available for the taking.
In 2003 the Selectboard adopted an ordinance regulating
the use of the lawn waste and composting site. Vehicle owners, or
the operator if known, could be fined for using the site contrary
to these simple regulations:
- The site is to be used only when open; the DPW staffs the site
on Saturday mornings May through Octboer. Volunteers monitor the
site during the week. Volunteer hours change from season to season.
- Leaves, brush, grass and other vegatative matter must be deposited
in designated areas
- Littering and illegal dumping are prohibited
- The site is for Barre Town residents' non-commercial use only
- Maximum brush size is 5" in diameter; larger tree branches
and trunks may be left in the designated firewood area
Prohibited materials include:metal, dog manure, animal
carcasses, household garbage, stumps, kitty litter, tires, large
trash items, bags, boxes, rope, string, plastic, dirt, stones,
bricks, blocks, concrete and asphalt.
Hours of Operation for 2013:
|Every Saturday (opening date to be announced)
||8:00 a.m. - Noon
|Wednesdays (opening date to be announced)
||3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
|Close for season November 1st
Green Up Day is a 30+ year tradition in Vermont.
Barre Town participates in the annual spring clean up held the
first Saturday of May. Clubs, organizations, families, and
neighborhood groups volunteer to clean up litter and other debris
from public areas. The Town provides collection of debris from
public areas, along with collection and disposal of litter and
bulk items cleaned up by scores of volunteers. Safety vests
and road signs are provided where needed. The Town also offers
latex gloves. Vermont Green Up Day supplies the durable trash
Please read the 2013 Green Up Day volunteer "need to know information." Click on the link to view the Sign Up List for areas of Town that have been assigned for clean up. The list will be updated daily around 3:00 p.m.
For more information about this event or to volunteer
Wilson Depot is located on Pitman
Road in Barre Town’s Wilson Industrial Park. The depot is open
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Service is
provided by Earth Waste Systems. For more information visit
their website www.earthwastesystems.com.
Common Disposal Fee Schedule:
(subject to change by Earth Waste Systems)
Trash Related Items:
|Bagged Household Trash
||$3 per 15 gallon/12.5 lbs. bag
||$4 per 30 gallon/25 lb bag
||$6 per bag over 25 lb.
|Carpet & Padding
||6' x 8' is the largest bag accepted, charge
will be $4 per 25 lbs.
||$15 each, $5 for crib size
||Minimum $20; $4 per 25 lbs.
||Minimum $15; $4 per 25 lbs.
Recyclables-MUST BE CLEAN
||$1.50 per 15 gallon bag, WITH BAG OF TRASH
||FREE WITH BAG OF TRASH
Household hazardous waste (3 advertised
Scrap metal or appliances (other than
Brush and compost
For a complete listing contact the Town
Manager's Office at 479-9331.