Town Administration

Town Clerk - Treasurer

Suzanne Dechame

3 North Park Place, Fair Haven, VT. 05743

Phone:  265-3010

Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday — 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m

Town Office

Town Office — 265-3010 – Extension 1

Town Manager — 265-3010 – Extension 5

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday — 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday — 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


265-3010  Extension 7

Thursday and Friday — 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Police Department – 265-7839

Water Department – 265-3210

Sewer Department – 265-3544

Public Works – 265-3192

Select Board

Bob Richards, Dick Frazier, Sean Galvin, Rod Holzworth, II, and Jeff Sheldon

Selectboard meets every other Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Transfer Station

The Transfer Station may be used for the disposal of waste generated in Fair Haven by residents or taxpayers.

NO CASH ACCEPTED at the Transfer Station–ONLY punch cards or checks. Punch cards are available at the Town Offices in Fair Haven and West Haven (during regular business hours), Liberty Street Market, and at the Transfer Station. Business credit may be allowed ONLY with Selectboard approval. Applications are available at the Town Office.

A Transfer Station Permit sticker is required to utilize the Transfer Station. Sticker expires on December 31 of each year. Stickers are $5.00 each and must be purchased at the Town Office.


Tuesday and Thursday — 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
Saturday — 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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


Fair Haven Avenue

Fair Haven, Vermont

Trash Fee Schedule

0-15 gallon trash bag (18 lbs. or less) – $1.50 or 1 punch

16-30 gallon trash bag (36 lbs. or less) – $3.00 or 2 punches

55 gallon drum – $6.00 or 4 punches

Loose – pickup trucks – large quantities – $130/ton – Must be weighed over scale.

NO hazardous waste, flammable liquids, paint, stain, recyclables, industrial or infection waste,  construction and demolition debris.

NO loose needles, sharps, or syringes.  Seal in a plastic container and dispose of in trash.

Recycling Information

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


Rechargeable batteries and Alkaline batteries (Primary)

(Batteries less than 9 lbs.)

Car batteries


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.

Food Scraps

All food scraps now accepted for FREE.

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

Scrap Metal - Iron and Steel

IRON AND STEEL – Empty paint cans, drained oil filters, and appliances not requiring freon removal.  WILL STICK TO MAGNET.

Drain fluid from motors

Remove labels from paint cans

Drain and purge all fuel tanks

Drums must be open on one end

Expel all gas from propane cylinders

Oil filters MUST be drained for 24 hours.

Scrap Metal - Non-Ferrous

Aluminum, copper, brass, lead, electrical wire, and cords

Place in designated area.

NO unopened containers, partially filled containers, fuel tanks.

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!)

Untreated Clean Wood & Lawn and Yard Debris

Untreated, Clean Wood (Brush, Trees, and Natural Wood ) – To Burn Pile – No fee

Lawn and Yard Debris – No household food or bags – No fee

Used Motor Oil

Used Motor Oil – No Charge – See Attendant

Other Items Fee Schedule

 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 Fee
Mattresses, box springs, furniture with upholstery $6.00
Couches $10.50
Sofa Beds $15.00
Carpets, finished wooden furniture, and other items other than household garbage will be charged accordingly Check with attendant
Appliances (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, water coolers, dehumidifiers, etc.) $10.00 for appliances with freon. (Without freon – FREE if they can go in the scrap metal pile).  Check with attendant.
Tires & Construction & Demolition Debris Fees
Passenger or Truck Tires under 20″  (without rim) $3.00
Tires over 20 ”  (without rim) Must be weighed ($.10/lb. (rounded to nearest $1.50 on punch card)
Pressure treated wood, stumps, plywood, particle board, chip board, engineering wood, vinyl siding, concrete, masonry, tile, shingles, slate, stone, sheetrock, plaster, and insulation $130/ton (Must be weighed on scale.)
Charged at a higher rate.