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Department of Public Works

Toter FAQ's

If the proposed ordinance changes are approved by City Council, you can refer to the continually updated FAQ's below to help you plan your toter purchase. 

How do I get a new cart?

We are expecting new inventory of carts in the coming weeks. While they are currently not required, you can always visit to fill out an application now and be added to the wait list.


How do I pay if I prefer not to use a credit card?

You can either mail in payment to DPW 645 Pine St Burlington VT 05401, or come down between 7am and 4pm Monday through Friday. 


What are the dimensions of the various toters?

35 Gal. -  H = 37.5” W = 19” D = 23.75”

65 Gal. – H = 44” W = 25” D = 27.5”

95 Gal. – H = 46” W = 26” D = 34”


A large cart may be unwieldy. What if I have mobility challenges?

We want to help. Please call 802-863-9094 or send an email to and we will work with you to find a solution.


What should I do with my old blue recycling bin?

They're recyclable!

They're also useful. Feel free to use them to collect recycling inside and carry it to your cart outside. They also make handy storage for gardening or other projects around the house.