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



8:30 – 12:30 p.m. – RUTLAND TOWN Transfer Station, in Northwood Park, off Post Road Extension, Rutland


8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – FAIR HAVEN Transfer Station, Fair Haven Avenue (off West Street), Fair Haven


8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – RUTLAND TOWN Transfer Station, in Northwood Park, off Post Road Extension, Rutland

RESIDENTS of the SWAC communities may also purchase a non-district permit to utilize the Rutland County Solid Waste District (RCSWD) Gleason Road transfer station and hazardous waste depot. This permit allows access to the Gleason Road facility and provides drop off of household hazardous waste at no charge, trash disposal at current rates, and access to recycling drop-offs.

Permit purchase is available at the Scalehouse or Hazardous Waste Depot at the transfer station or at the RCSWD offices, located at 1 Smith Road, Rutland, Vermont, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Permits are not available for sale on weekends at either location. Telephone 802-775-7209 for additional information and current rates.

BUSINESSES, which may include town offices, schools, towns, and town garages can dispose of their wastes at the RCSWD Gleason Road Hazardous Waste Depot. A permit is required to access the facility. Contact RCSWD directly at 802-775-7209 to purchase a permit, receive an estimate of disposal costs, and to schedule an appointment to drop off wastes. Payment for disposal will be required at the time of drop-off.

PAWLET RESIDENTS: New this year, a shared household hazardous waste event with the town of Dorset. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Dorset School, 130 School Rd., Dorset, Vermont.

Visit our hazardous waste page for additional information regarding hazardous waste and upcoming events.

Next regularly scheduled meeting - Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m., downstairs, Rutland Town Offices, Route 4, Center Rutland, Vermont.


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