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


SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - RUTLAND TOWN Transfer Station, 2018 Northwood Park, off Post Road Extension, Rutland, Vermont


8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - FAIR HAVEN Transfer Station, Fair Haven Avenue, Fair Haven, Vermont


9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - DORSET SCHOOL, 130 School Drive, Dorset, Vermont. (for residents of Pawlet and the Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance towns only)

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 Scale house 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. RCSWD Gleason Transfer Station has implemented an on-line process for obtaining 2021 Permits (1/1/2021 – 12/31/2021). Please visit rcswd.com and select “Purchase a 2021 Permit” at the top of the page to purchase your 2021 Annual Transfer Station Permit. Customers with valid permits receive discounted rates compared to non-permitted customers. By transitioning to an on-line permitting system, the Rutland County Solid Waste District team can help keep everyone safe from coronavirus. Should you have questions or would like additional information on current rates, please call 802-775-7209 - extension 204.

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.

Currently hazardous waste drop off is by appointment only.

MEETINGS - Currently meetings are being held via Zoom. If you would like to attend the meeting using your computer, tablet, or Smart Phone, click the "Join Zoom Meeting" link below. You will be prompted to download the Zoom app. If you would prefer to call in to the meeting, please dial (415) 762-9988. You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID number followed by the # key. You will then be asked to provide the password. You are not required to download the app to use this option. Watch for updates on Zoom connection information.

NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING - Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 735 1233 9416
Passcode: 3141


Fair Haven Police Department will host two prescription drug take back days:

APRIL 24, 2021
OCTOBER 24, 2021

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 PM.

Location: 3 North Park Place, Fair Haven, Vermont

Bring your unused prescriptions and medications, pet medications, and vape pens and cartridges.

You DO NOT need to be a resident of Fair Haven to attend this event. Face masks or coverings required.

Thank you for your patience during these trying times.

COVID - 19 Updates
At this point in time, the SWAC transfer stations remain open and are operating with normal operating hours.

Check back on  this website or the town website for changes/updates.

Please remember:

  1.  Please limit trips to the transfer station to essential visits and materials only; Essential materials include trash, recycling, and food scraps; if you can wait to drop off a material, please do so.  It will keep traffic moving and enable transfer station staff to provide these important services.
  2. Maintain social distancing at the transfer station - 6' apart;
  3. If you are sick, STAY HOME. Visit when you are feeling better.  This helps protect workers and other customers.
  4. The transfer stations are usually a place for social interaction.  This is NOT the time for that.  Please don't congregate and chat. Save this for a later time.


RUTLAND COUNTY SOLID WASTE DISTRICT Hazardous Waste Drop-off Information:  Anyone with an RCSWD permit may schedule an appointment to drop off hazardous waste at 14 Gleason Rd in Rutland. Appointment times are half-hour slots between 11 AM and 2 PM Tuesdays through Saturdays (subject to change and availability).

Other materials currently accepted at Gleason Road.

For more information:

Most Recent Executive Orders from the Governor
The COVID-19 pandemic is a constantly changing situation with new policies and regulations being implemented daily.
Visit the following link for the most recent Governor's Executive Order: https://governor.vermont.gov/content/addendum-8-amended-and-restated-executive-order-01-20-0


Please contact your local town office with specific questions.