University of Vermont

Recycling & Waste Management

Off-Campus Recycling Guide

Recycling in Downtown Burlington

The City of Burlington has a curbside recycling Blue Box program for single-family residences. Residents (including students) may receive a free Blue Box to set out for recycling pickup.

To get a blue box, either pick one up at 645 Pine Street, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or contact the Burlington Department of Public Works. (Please do not take the UVM-issue recycle boxes when you move out of your residence hall. We need these for next year's students!)

Find out what day the City picks up recycling on your street.

The City of Burlington does not have a municipal trash pickup system. Contact your landlord or a private waste hauler (see “Rubbish & Garbage Removal” in the Yellow Pages) to make arrangements to have your trash disposed of properly.  Please do not use University recycling bins or trash dumpsters for household waste from off-campus locations. (This is considered unauthorized dumping and violators will be investigated. Seriously.)

Donating Items for Reuse


Looking for a place to buy or dispose of recyled items? Click here to visit The Chittenden Solid Waste District's list of stores and charities that buy and sell used items.

Recycling in Other Towns

Check these resources to find out about recycling and composting opportunities in other towns:

Chittenden County Solid Waste District

Addison County Solid Waste Management District

Lamoille County Solid Waste District

Central Vermont Solid Waste District

Northwest Vermont Solid Waste District

Last modified May 06 2011 03:23 PM

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