Off campus blue recycle bin

The City of Burlington provides curbside recycling pick-up free of charge. Students who live off campus can get a free recycle box from their property owner or pick one up at the Burlington Department of Public Works.  Check with your property owner for more details.

Department of Public Works
645 Pine Street, Burlington VT
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Please don't take the UVM recycle boxes when you move off campus!)


Recycling In Burlington

Burlington does not have a municipal trash pickup system. Contact your property owner or a private trash hauler to make arrangements to have your trash picked up from your house, apartment or curb. You also have the option of self-hauling your trash and recyclables to the CSWD Drop Off center located on Pine Street. Learn more about CSWD Drop-Off Centers. (Dumping household trash into any University-owned dumpster on campus is considered "unauthorized dumping" and theft of services. Violators will be investigated and potentially fined.)

Recycling in Other Towns

Living outside Burlington? Find out about recycling and composting opportunities in other towns through the Chittenden Solid Waste District

Donate Items for Reuse

Burlington has a vibrant thrift community. Check out the CSWD Reuse Guide for a list of stores and charities that accept, buy and sell used items.