Since 1992, recycling for residences and businesses in Burlington has been mandatory. The Department of Public Works provides curbside recycling collection for all residential properties, while private haulers provide recycling service for commercial properties and businesses. Our recycling crew makes between 1,000 and 1,500 stops per day with a fleet of 3 trucks operating five days a week. The recycling program enables the diversion of approximately 5,940,000 pounds, or 440 pounds per household, of recycling per year.
BINS, CONTAINERS, & COLLECTION
Blue bins for curbside collection are provided at no cost and may be picked up at the DPW office at 645 Pine Street between 7:00am and 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday, or at the CSWD Drop-Off Center at 339 Pine Street during hours of operation.
Please note: recycling will not be picked up on the following holidays - Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
**ATTENTION: RECYCLING TOTERS ARE CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK**
Interested parties may submit applications to be held for 65 or 95 gallon toters and will be contacted for payment upon toter restock - call 863-9094 (ext. 3) for more information! Toters must be curbside by 7:00am on your recycling day, unless otherwise approved by DPW. Please note carts may be removed by DPW if they are repeatedly contaminated with non-recyclables. To receive a toter submit a completed application with payment - DPW staff will assemble and deliver your toter.
To prevent windblown litter, please place heavier recyclables on the top of your blue bins and/or stack the bins. Please help keep our neighborhoods clean!
For up-to-date information on what you can recycle, how to recycle plastic shopping bags, how to compost, and much more, visit the Chittenden Solid Waste District website. To find out what day your recycling will (and won't) be picked up, visit our Recycling Frequently Asked Questions. Thank you for keeping Burlington beautiful!