Our Objective

If you live in one of the SWAC towns and have questions about what to do with trash, recycling, or hazardous waste, this is the site for you!

The SWAC towns work cooperatively to manage hazardous and solid waste in a cost-effective, environmentally responsible manner.

There is information on this site to help you reduce, reuse, recycle and properly dispose of your trash and hazardous waste.

Depending on the service you need, the links will lead you to the right place. If you don't find what you need, just contact us, and we'll be happy to assist you. We want this site to be informative and easy to use. If you find something which could be improved, just let us know.

Upcoming Events

  • 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

    Dates, times, and locations of events
    available here.

  • October 20 Representative Meeting Rutland Town Offices

    Monthly meeting of town representatives.
    Agenda available here.

View the full events list



The Department of Environmental Conservations says Vermonters are recycling more and throwing away less.
The increase in recycling and decrease in trash disposal comes after Vermont's universal recycling law, which was passed in 2012, mandated all Vermonters to start recycling by July 2015. Vermonters were banned from throwing away paper, aluminum, cardboard, steel cans, glass bottles and jars, and hard plastic bottles and containers.

Trash haulers were also mandated to begin curbside collection of recyclables.  Read more here.