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.
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.
Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ADDRESS: 904 Houghton Lane, Bennington, VT 05201.
Items accepted at this location (see pricing below):
- Bulky Items (such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, and carpet)
- 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)
- Hazardous Waste: SEE NEW INFORMATION BELOW
Items NOT accepted at this location:
- Tires: Tires should be brought to Bennington Tire located at 212 Benmont Avenue, Bennington, VT 05201
RECYCLING AND 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 https://www.bcswavt.org.
The Alliance has completed 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 facility will be open on Monday of each week from May through October each year and the fee will be $5.00 per car. You must make an appointment for drop off.
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE for HAZARDOUS WASTE DROPOFF
What to bring: Any substance with labels that say CAUSTIC, TOXIC, CORROSIVE, POISON, FLAMMABLE, DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION, USE IN AN OPEN ENVIRONMENT.
What not to bring: Used motor oil, auto or mower batteries, radioactive materials, smoke and CO2 detectors, fluorescent bulbs (including CFLs), sharps, tires, explosives, furniture, bulky items, mattresses, scarp metal, appliances, electronic waste, products in garbage bags, trash, empty cans/containers, dried paint, shampoos, soaps, pharmaceuticals, ointments, dish soap, dish washer soap, candles, rock salt, drywall compound, dried out latex paint, empty cans, and fertilizers without herbicides.
Battery Recycling and Disposal Sites
Bennington Transfer Station Pricing (Effective October 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
Minimum Scale Weight $15
BRUSH AND YARD WASTE:
- Commercial Hauler Brush (branches, wood) – $60 per load
- Commercial Hauler Yard Waste (leaves, weeds, grass clippings) – No Charge
- Residential Brush (branches, wood) – $5 for three or more large bags or up to a pickup truck load
- Residential Yard Waste (leaves, weeds, grass clippings, etc.) – No Charge
- 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 – No Charge
- 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