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Lawn Waste Site


  • The Holden Rd. Lawn Waste Site is open for this season Saturday's 8:00am to Noon and Tuesday's 10am to 3pm and will continue through to the fall.
  • Additional weekday hours could be offered with more volunteers.  If you'd like more information about volunteering, please reach out to the Town Manager's office at 479-9331 or offices@barretown.org.  

How to Use the Lawn Waste Site

Proper disposal of leaves, grass clippings, tree branches, and hedge clippings is becoming more complicated as people live closer together. As of July 1, 2016, these materials are also banned from the landfill.  Barre Town has a lawn waste drop-off/composting site on Holden Road located in the Lower Graniteville as a free service to Barre Town residents.  Residents may haul their lawn waste to the site and deposit the material on the proper pile.  Composted leaves, wood mulch, and large wood for firewood are available for the taking. 

In 2003 the Selectboard adopted an ordinance regulating 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 October. Volunteers monitor the site during the week. Volunteer hours change from season to season.
  • Leaves, brush, grass and other vegetative 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:
Metal, dog manure, animal carcasses, household garbage, stumps, kitty litter, tires, large trash items, bags, boxes, rope, string, plastic, dirt, stones, bricks, blocks, concrete, asphalt, stumps, pallets and lumber. Click here to find out where to bring stumps or roots.

The Lawn Waste Site is located at 210 Holden Rd, about 200 yards downhill from the Rock of Ages visitor's center: