Athens, VT

Trash & Recycling Pick Up

Proudly serving the citizens of Athens, Vermont

Pick up guidelines

Please have your trash or recycling curbside by 7:00 AM on each scheduled Monday.

Trash is picked up every 2 weeks (on Week B)
Recycling is picked up every 2 weeks (on Week A)

Please click here to see the schedule.

All trash must be placed in green Town of Athens bags.

Any items not placed in Town of Athens bags will not be taken.

Yard waste is not allowed in the Town of Athens bags. 
Please see our yard waste and compositing page for more information.

Backyard Composters are available for purchase from The Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District.

At the discretion of the driver, bags that are deemed too heavy will be stickered and left to be separated into smaller more manageable bags. Our backs thank you!!!

Please limit the weight of your bag to 40 lbs or less.

Major Holidays: If a major holiday falls on a Monday, pick up will occur on Tuesday unless otherwise notified. 

Trash bags are $3.50 each or 10 per roll for $35.00 available for purchase from the Town Clerk. 

Recycling Guidelines

The ins and outs of proper recycling preparation... 

Accepted Items: 

Food and Beverage Containers

Food Cans
Aluminum Cans
Tin Foil

Plastic Containers #1-7
5 gallon pails
Laundry baskets

Boxboard and Paper Cartons (Cereal and Egg) Corrugated Cardboard

Telephone Books
Office papers
File folders

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Prohibited Items: 

Light Bulbs
Hard Cover Books
Pots and Pans
Hazardous Materials
Paper Towels
Window Glass
Plastic Bags
Facial Tissue/Toilet Paper
Plastic Wrap
Medical Waste – Needles or Syringes
Waxed milk or juice containers
Pizza boxes with grease 

All containers must be rinsed and clean 

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More information

If you have any questions you may contact us at
603-542-8050 or email us below.  

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Large Items

If you have a large item such as a couch, chair, furniture, TV, washer, dryer, etc. we can pick those up for an additional fee paid directly to the driver. A receipt is available upon request.

Please flag down your driver or call us
to schedule a pickup.

Schedule a pick up

Household Hazardous

The District is in the process of permitting a permanent, seasonal household hazardous waste facility. It will be open 5-6 months a year (May-October approximately), for 8-10 hours a week. When they get all of the permits and containers in place, they will advertise that the facility is open for business. Probably spring 2022.

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Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste
Management District

Click below for more information specific to the Town of Athens

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Your CHOICE Disposal Company