Trash & Recycling

Waste Management

Town of Bennington Transfer Station Garbage Disposal and Recycling Information
The transfer station is for Bennington residents. A sticker is needed for entry which you can obtain at no cost from the Collections desk at the Town Offices at 205 South Street. You will need to provide your address to prove you are a resident.

Transfer Station:

Garbage disposal for the items listed below is available at the Transfer Station located at 904 Houghton Lane, Bennington, VT 05201. PHONE: 1-802-447-8737

Open to local residents. The transfer station is operated by Casella Waste Management.

Drop-off Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ADDRESS: 904 Houghton Lane, Bennington, VT 05201.
PHONE: 1-802-447-8737

Items accepted at this location:

  • Bulky Items (such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, carpet, and tires)
  • Electronic Waste (such as TVs, monitors, computers, printers, stereos)
  • Recycling (such as cardboard, paper, plastics, metal cans, and glass)
  • Trash (such as household waste)
  • Universal Waste (such as batteries, ballasts, and light bulbs)
  • Yard Waste (such as brush, leaves, and lawn clippings)
  • Food Scraps (such as fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, oils, coffee, and prepared foods)

Items NOT accepted at this location:

Hazardous Waste (such as chemicals, paint, and cleaning fluids), wet paint, household cleaners/chemicals, paint thinner, anti-freeze, transmission fluid, pesticides, or auto batteries.

Recycling & Hazardous Waste Information:

Bennington is part of the Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance (BCSWA). Information about recycling, hazardous waste, composting, and more can all be found at The Alliance is building a permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Bennington Transfer Station to take place of the three one-day events it previously hosted annually. The Alliance has received the necessary permitting and will schedule the pouring of the pad where the structure will be placed. The projected opening date is sometime in June of 2023. Once the facility is open, residents can schedule a dedicated drop-off time through the Alliance's website, The facility will be open one day a week from June through October each year and the fee will be $5.00 per car. The permanent facility is intended to make it more convenient for residents to dispose of their material while controlling the rising costs incurred through one-day collection events. 
More information about days and hours of operation as well as a complete list of accepted materials will be released as the facility get closer to opening. 

Battery Recycling and Disposal Sites

Bennington Transfer Station Pricing (Effective May 1, 2023)
DOWNLOAD the current price list for 2023


  • 13 Gallon Kitchen Bag – $3.25
  • 30 Gallon Bag – $4.25
  • 39 Gallon Bag – $5.25
  • 55 Gallon Barrel – $8.00

Solid Waste (MSW) and Construction & Demolition Debris – $145/ton
Commercial Hauler Brush and Yard Waste – $123/ton
Residential Brush and Yard Waste – no charge

Minimum Scale Weight $15


  • Bulky Furniture & Mattress / Box Springs – $20.00 each
  • Waste Oil Per Quart – .25¢
  • Appliances Non-Freon Containing – $7.75
  • Appliances Freon Containing – $11.00
  • Water Heaters up to 100 Gal – $11.00
  • Sleeper Sofa – $51.00 each
  • Food Scraps / Compost – $1.25 per gallon
  • Loose Scrap Metal – No Charge


Electronic Waste as specified in Vermont Act 79; Computers, Monitors, Printers, Computer Peripherals, and Televisions from Covered Entities which are: Consumers, charities, school districts, and small businesses that have ten or less individuals, may drop off up to 7 items per day.

Other banned electronics as specified in Act 79 or items from Non covered entities: personal electronics, telephones, answering machines, VCR players, DVD players, digital converter boxes, stereo equipment, power cords, and electronic game consoles – .58¢ per pound, minimum $5 charge.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs – 10 per day no charge

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs – no charge

Composting Rules and Requirements

NOTE: people with their own backyard compost piles are still allowed to throw out meet scraps such as bones, and skin into the trash. If you are bringing all your food scraps to the transfer station it can include those animal related items.

VT Food Scrap Ban Guidance
Vermont Composting FAQ for Landlords