About the Hartford Solid Waste and Recycling Transfer Station

Operating Hours: The Town of Hartford Solid Waste and Recycling Transfer Station is open Tuesday through Saturday. The operating hours are 8 am to 3:45 pm Scale closes at 3:30 pm.  For questions regarding what is accepted, please call the Scale House at (802) 295-2673.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event - events of July & September have concluded.  Events in 2024 to be scheduled.

In order to use the facility, you must have a valid permit or day pass.

Annual permits for the 2023 to 2024 year are now available to purchase at the Scale House for Town of Hartford residents. GUV residents must purchase annual permits with their town clerk's office.  These permits expire on 6/30/24.

Day permits for the Town of Hartford and GUV residents are sold at the Scale House.

Punch Cards for Town of Hartford residents are purchased at the Scale House. GUV residents must purchase punch cards at their Town Clerk's office.

The Town of Hartford Selectboard approved the following rates (PDF) for the Solid Waste / Recycling Services.

The Town of Hartford operates a Solid Waste and Recycling Transfer Station at the site of the former town landfill at 2590 North Hartland Road which sits on about 19 acres of property. The 5 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 that are members of the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District.

  • Bridgewater
  • Hartland
  • Norwich
  • Pomfret
  • Sharon
  • Strafford
  • Thetford
  • Vershire
  • West Fairlee
  • Woodstock

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.


Staffing is provided by 2 full-time attendants.

Transfer Station Layout

The solid waste complex houses the Administrative office, Education building, HHW Building, Recycling building, and Scale house.