Construction and Demolition Waste
Construction and demolition (C&D) waste makes up 25% of Chittenden County’s waste stream. CSWD has several programs in place for reducing valuable material that is wasted in our landfills–and that could save you money.
Large Load Disposal
If you have more than a cubic yard (about a pickup load) of C&D waste that does NOT contain recycling, clean wood or scrap metal, you should take it to one of the two privately owned Transfer Stations, where you will pay by weight for disposal.
Items Banned From Landfill Disposal
The common job site materials listed below MUST NOT be put into your trash rolloff or Dumpster. The law requires that you put them into a separate container for recycling or other non-landfill disposal. (See our Recycling List for complete list of all items that must be recycled in Chittenden County.) Contractors putting any of these items in their regular trash may be subject to fines.
- cardboard & paper
- plastic, glass and metal bottles, cans and containers (except those that contained automotive fluids or other hazardous materials)
- scrap metal
- major appliances
- flourescent bulbs
Other materials such as clean wood, masonry and asphalt can also be disposed of for less than the cost of landfilling:
CSWD Drop-Off Center Disposal
C&D waste of less than a cubic yard (3′ x 3′ x 3′, or less than a full-size pickup bed full) can be brought to any CSWD Drop-Off Center except Hinesburg. Fees are charged by volume.
The following links offer more info about reducing C&D waste.
- Construction & Demolition Waste Reduction brochure
- Builders Green Pocket Guide, a pocket-sized listing of recycling resources
- FREE signs for recycling containers
- Sample waste management plan
- Sample C&D waste management contract
- Act 250 worksheets
- Reuse Marketplace
A free online network that’s tied into a New England-wide exchange of surplus commercial materials.
- State of Vermont’s Reducing Construction Waste page
This is a great site to start gathering info
- ReSource Deconstruction Services
- Vermont Green Building Network (participating local contractors)
- Green Building Toolkit
A collection of resources developed and compiled by the California Sustainable Building Task Force
- Designing for Occupant Recycling
Resource publication for builders, contractors and designers to maximize materials diverted from the waste stream
- Renew Building Materials and Salvage Inc.
A nonprofit building materials reuse store and deconstruction services provider located in Southern Vermont