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Department of Public Works Solid Waste / Recycling


2590 North Hartland Road
White River Jct., Vt 05001

Hours of Operation - Monday through Saturday 8am to 4pm

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The Town of Hartford operates a Solid Waste/Recycling Transfer Center at the site of the former Town landfill at 2590 North Hartland Road that sits on about 19 acres of property. The facility also includes a Construction and Demolition (C&D) facility. The five villages in the Town of Hartford (Hartford, Quechee, White River Junction, Wilder and West Hartford) are eligible to use the facility. The facility is also used by the 10 towns who are members of the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District. Several towns from New Hampshire are allowed to use the construction and demolition area.

The entire facility is operated under enterprise fund accounting rules which means that the facility has to be sustained by user fees and permits. General fund tax dollars do not fund the facility. 

At the facility recycling can either be done in a heated building which allows users to separate and dispose of accepted recyclables.  Accepted recyclables are:  glass, plastics #1-7, corrugated cardboard, boxboard, newspapers, mixed paper, and metal cans. We also offer free electronics:  televisions and computers and computer related equipment, free fluorescent bulbs and also automotive batteries, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, tires, used motor oil and antifreeze for a fee.  With guidance from our staff large quantities of separated recyclables can be disposed of down back directly into the appropriate roll off container. 

The facility also administers the residential curbside recycling program that is suported by general fund taxes.  Recently the curbside recycling program went to zero sort operations which allows residents to mix all accepted recycling in the same curbside container.  Acceptable recycling:  glass, plastics #1-7, corrugated cardboard, boxbord, newspapers, mixed paper and metal cans. According to Northeast Waste who provides this service, residential curbside participation is about 50% when part time residential occupancy is factored in.

Beneficial reuse opportunities exist on site at the transfer station beyond traditional recycling. The Town leases space to the Good Buy Store (802) 295-6373 which is operated by SEVCA. SEVCA is a non-profit organization that takes in donations and resells them at a reduced price. This organization helps us reduce the amount of material being sent to the landfill by accepting clothing, shoes, furniture, and household items.

The Solid Waste complex houses an Education Building, Recycling Building, Scale House, HHW Building and the Administrative office. Staffing is provided by a supervisor, 2 full time attendants, an administrative assistant and 2 part time attendants. 

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING: Refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and freezers.  ($15.00 per unit)


Town of Hartford is now a Vermont  E-Cycle location. 

State of Vermont Residents - Electronics Accepted click here.


2015 Holiday Schedule click here.

Residential Permit Application click here.

Commercial Hauler Permit Registration/License Application click here.

Waste Management Ordinance Fee Return Sheet click here.

2015 Curbside Zero Sort Yearly Calendar click here .

Curbside Zero Sort Recycling Pick up Schedule click here.

Rules and Guidelines click here.

2014-2015 RESIDENTIAL PERMITS $20. ($14.00 for 2nd STICKER in same household). Expires June 30, 2015

14 Gallon Capacity - Length Inches 19-3/4; Width Inches 15-3/4; Height 13-1/2 - $11.50


  Hazardous Waste Program

 Hazardous waste programs are for both residents and small businesses. Residents can come to our HHW Collections at no charge. Businesses are charged direct costs only and must pre-register by calling the Town of Hartford (802) 295-5740 or GUVSWMD at (802) 296-3688.

Hazardous Waste Collections 2015

June 6, 2015- Hartford Transfer/Recycling Center - 9:00am to 1:00pm
September 19, 2015- Location To Be Announced 
 Participating towns:  Hartford (Hartford, W. Hartford, Quechee, Wilder, WRJ.)
GUVSWD (Bridgewater, Hartland, Norwich, Pomfret, Sharon, Strafford, Thetford, Vershire, West Fairlee, Woodstock)









Deadline to order: March 12, 2015



14 Gallon Capacity - Length Inches 19-3/4; Width Inches 15-3/4; Height 13-1/2 - $11.50


Act 148, Vermont's Universal Recycling Law

ACT 148 Summary Presentation




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