Town Office

Heidi Chandler, Town Clerk/Treasurer

Transfer Station

The Transfer Station may be used for the disposal of household waste generated in Benson by residents or taxpayers who purchase an annual permit by April 1 of each year.

Stickers are required for all items except recycling and food scraps.

The fee schedule below is an estimate based on volume and may be adjusted for unusually heavy items since the town pays disposal fees by weight.


Wednesdays — Noon-4:00 p.m.
Saturdays — 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


503 Glenn Road

Benson, Vermont

Fee Schedule


Can be purchased at the Town Office, or G & L General Store. Bulky items must have stickers before entering the transfer station and must be offloaded from a vehicle under the direction of the Attendant. Each bag needs one sticker, which are two dollars apiece.

We have free disposal for batteries and electronics. Recycling is single stream and also free of charge. There is a compost station available for disposal of food scraps.

Transfer Station Permits

$35 (includes $20 recycling surcharge)

Benson Variable Rate Pricing Ordinance

Recycling Information

The following materials are RECYCLED for FREE. Please sort them into the proper containers.

Single Stream Recycling

Glass Bottles and Jars (all colors)
Plastics (recycling symbol 1 through 7) (Including Plastic Bags with recycling symbols)
Boxboard (uncorrugated cardboard excluding soda/beer boxes)
No Lids with Gaskets
No Household Glass/Ceramics
No Styrofoam or “Peanuts” Please!
Newspapers, Magazines and Junk MailCardboard – Unwaxed Corrugated Cardboard (No Pizza Boxes, Please!)

Food Scraps

All food scraps now accepted

Leaf and Yard Waste

Leaf and Yard Waste is accepted for FREE – other options – start a pile to compost at home.

Construction & Demolition Debris

Loose construction and demolition debris is accepted on a space available basis and priced by the attendant,  heavy/dense materials such as shingles or sheetrock will be charged at a higher rate.


Alkaline batteries (Primary) & Rechargeable batteries

(less than 9 lbs.)


Seven or fewer Computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, printers, and peripherals are accepted at the facility for FREE from any Vermont resident. Please speak with Transfer Station Attendant for further information.

Metal Dumpster Items

Metal Lids (including gaskets)
Cans (including labels)
Aluminum Foil and Pie Tins
Scrap Metal, Sheet Metal Pipes, and Wire
Metal Barrels (except those contaminated with chemicals)
Metal with plastic attached is permitted, such as strollers, VCRs, etc.
Major household appliances including stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, water heaters, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and large fans.

Check with Attendant Items

Large Batteries, Cell Phones, Laser Cartridges, InkJet Cartridges, Electronics, Hazardous Waste, Rechargeable Batteries, Refrigerators, and Air Conditioners.

Fee Schedule

Recycling and Food Waste are Accepted Free of Charge

This information is subject to change at any time as the requirements of Act 148 continue to impact the Town’s disposal costs and options. Please check with the Attendant for current pricing and space availability before bringing large amounts of material for disposal.

Item Stickers
Up to 34-Gallon Bag of Trash 1
Larger than 34-Gallon bag * Determined by Attendant
Refrigerator, freezer, air conditioners (Must have doors removed) 8
Sofa, Love Seats 5
Hide-A-Bed 10
Upright Chairs 3
King Sized Box springs, Mattress 10
Queen Sized Box springs, Mattress 5
Twin Sized Box springs, Mattress 3
Easy Chairs, bookshelves, sideboards, dressers, or tables 3-6 Each Depending on Size
Screens, doors, windows up to 80 lbs. in weight (wood) 5 Stickers Per Bundle
Area carpeting (fits in plastic bag) 1 Sticker Each
Carpeting, rolled up 5 Stickers Per Bundle
Tires & Other Materials Stickers
Small Tire (without rim) 2
Large Tire (without rim) 3
Tractor Tire (without rim) 7
Loose Debris Accepted if space is available
Heavy/dense materials Charged at a higher rate.