Trash & Recycling Guidelines

Recycle!! It not only makes sense it saves cents…

Did you know for every ton of recycling material the Town generates we get $9.05 per ton rebate back to the Town. Please remember that the Town recycling pick up is every other week and the schedule is listed below. Also when placing your material in the Blue Barrel, do not place any plastic bags in the barrel. We recycle all material with #1 through #7 on the bottom of all containers also paper towel rolls and all other clean cardboard boxes. All material including cardboard boxes have to be in the barrel so that the vendor will pick up. Material left on the ground will not be picked up.

When placing your barrel at the curb side please to be sure to leave the barrel 4 feet away from any other objects, including the green barrel.

If you are a new home owner and just moved into a house and you have many boxes you can drop those boxes at the Towns Recycle Center located off of Mills Drive located behind the Town Hall.

The Town also offers 4 bulk pick up months January, April, July & October

Items may be place at curb side on your regular trash during each of the above months.

During these months the Towns Vendor will pick up house hold furniture, furnaces, water heaters, lawn mowers, and other house hold items that are bagged or boxed neatly at curb side.

THEY WILL NOT PICK UP THESE ITEMS:
Any electronics, paint, chemicals, any construction debris including kitchen cabinets, sheet rock or wood from a project, brush, mattresses and box springs

If you need to have a fridgerator, freezer or de-humidifier picked up you will need to purchase a sticker from the Town Clerk or the recycle center to place on the unit and the Vendor will then pick it up. The cost of fridgerators is $20.00 and de-humidifiers is $10.00 this will offset the cost of removing the Freon from the units.

Items not eligible for pick can be brought to the Recycle Center please see Recycle Center for information on cost and items that can be dropped off at the Recycle Center.

If you have leaves to dispose of they can be dropped off at the recycle center in bulk or in paper bags during the months of April/May and October/November.

Schedules & Brochures:

  1. 2018-2019 Curbside Recycle & Trash Info & Schedule
  2. Trash-Recycle Week 1 & Week 2
  3. 2018 Household Hazardous Disposal Information
  4. Automated Trash Collection Brochure
  5. Automated Recycle Collection Brochure

What Burlington residents need to know and do...

All residential electronic equipment. The town's trash hauler will no longer pick up TVs, computers, monitors, or any other electronic devices. There will NOT be a fee charged at the Recycling Center for these items.

And, starting November 1, 2008, the town began charging a fee for the disposal of refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and humidifiers. The town's trash hauler will still pick-up these items during the bulk pick-up months (January, April, July & October) if they display the appropriate sticker. Residents are required to go to the Town Clerk's office and pick up a sticker to place on the item for pick-up.

It's important to remember that NO chemicals are accepted at the Recycling Center. Any water-based or oil based paints in original containers can be dropped off at the recycling center.

When bringing any waste, please remember all construction debris should be no longer than 4 feet in length, sheet rock needs to be separated to be placed in a separate dumpster, we do not take stumps of any kind. In the Spring (April/May) and Fall (Oct. /Nov.) of each year, we also provide a specific leaf dumpster for residents. All bagged leaves must be in recyclable paper bags. We also offer chips that can be picked up at the intersection of Vineyard and Foote Road - across from the Foote Road Recreation Park.