Shrewsbury covered bridge Dave MacKenzie


Mark Goodwin
9823 Cold River Road
Shrewsbury, VT 05738


Telephone and Fax: 802-492-3511


Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


SHREWSBURY TRANSFER STATION (THE DUMP), 130 Mountain School Road, Shrewsbury, Vermont


Wednesday 1:00 p.m. --7:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.


The use of the Shrewsbury Transfer Station is limited to legal residents and/or owners of dwellings or businesses in the Town of Shrewsbury, Town of Shrewsbury or Shrewsbury School District owned entities and Shrewsbury non-profit organizations.

Those eligible shall be issued a numbered sticker. Each sticker will be available by direct application to the Town Clerk, with a record kept of the number assigned to each applicant, name and address of applicant, record of vehicle registration to which the sticker will be affixed and date issued. The sticker shall be affixed to the bottom right corner of the windshield of the registered vehicle. Additional numbered stickers, after two, will be available for purchase when requested. Admission to the Shrewsbury Transfer Station shall only be by vehicles displaying a valid numbered Shrewsbury Transfer Station sticker issued by the Town of Shrewsbury.

The Shrewsbury Transfer Station will not accept municipal solid waste and/or recyclables from commercial haulers. Under emergency conditions the Selectboard or the Road Commissioner are authorized to allow special access. A record shall be kept of the person’s allowed special access and the material deposited.


The town of Shrewsbury has adopted a Variable Rate Pricing Ordinance to comply with Vermont's Act 148-the Universal Recycling Law.

NOTE: As changes occur due to compliance with Vermont's Universal Recycling Act 148 Implementation guidelines, the information regarding use of the Shrewsbury Transfer Station will change (July 9, 2015).


Punch cards are available through the Town Clerk's office or Pierce's Store. $10 and $20 punch cards are available. They can also be obtained by mail from the Town Office: Send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a check made payable to the Town of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, VT 05738. By State law, they cannot be sold at the Transfer Station.

Trash Bags: Size of bags determines how many punches are required. Bags can be opaque or clear.

13 gallon trash bag - 1 punch or ($1).

30 gallon trash bag - 2 punches ($2)

60 gallon trash bag (contractor bag) ($4)

  • If trash is in a 32-gallon plastic garbage can (2 punches), it does not have to be bagged.
  • When needed, the attendant will determine the number of punches.
  • Truckloads of unbagged debris will not be accepted.
Glass is collected and crushed using the Town's glass crusher. Crushed glass is available for town road projects and is available to residents at no charge


RECYCLING is FREE of charge. Please put items in appropriate containers.  

Food Waste Shrewsbury accepts food waste at no charge.
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Shrewsbury is a member of the Solid Waste Alliance Communities (SWAC). SWAC contracts contracts for household hazardous services for the SWAC towns.  Shrewsbury residents can access, at no charge, any of the scheduled HHW event locations serviced by SWAC (Benson, Chittenden, Fair Haven, Middletown Springs, Pawlet, Rutland Town, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Tinmouth, and West Haven). Proof of residency is required. For more information, contact SWAC at 802-342-5701  or visit our Home page Upcoming Events section for times, dates, and locations of upcoming events.
Maple Sugar ling Line By appointment only. Anyone can recycle non-PVC sugaring tubes at the Addison County Solid Waste District location in Middlebury. Currently, there is no charge, but lines must be prepared properly. Contact Don Maglienti (802) 388-2333, Extension 222 for instructions and to schedule an appointment.
Paint Disposal
House paints (latex and oil based), primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings are collected at no charge as part of the Paint Care Program recycling. Collection sites include, LaValley's, and many hardware and paint stores in the area. For all locations in the area, visit
Pesticides ANY SWAC resident, farm, or business can take pesticides to the household hazardous waste events at no charge.  Pesticide collection is covered by the Department of Agriculture grant program.  Free collection is available while funding lasts. Call RCSWD at 802-775-7209 for an appointment for large amounts. Smaller amounts can be taken to the SWAC hw events.
Refrigerators and Freezers Efficiency Vermont's 2nd Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling Program (for working refrigerators) offers free-pickup and removal plus a $50 rebate. Visit or call 1-877-545-4113. Refrigerators that contain Freon can be taken (for a fee) to RCSWD on Gleason Road or Hubbard.

NOT ACCEPTED at Shrewsbury Transfer Station

(Some are accepted on Hazardous Waste Days)

  • Any product labeled caustic, toxic, corrosive, or poison
  • Pesticides, weed killers, fertilizer
  • Anti-freeze, hydraulic fluid, pool chemicals.
  • Latex and Oil-Based Paint
  • Wood preservatives and solvents

Rechargeable batteries

  • Propane and gasoline
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Tires






Batteries Non-rechargeable - see attendant
Books Put in Reading Room (for now).
Cardboard and Boxboard
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Boxboard - pantry food boxes (cereal/pasta) - remove liner
  • Pizza boxes - without food residue

NO egg cartons


Remove batteries; leave cords on.

  • Cell phones
  • TVs, computers, monitors, printers, and peripherals
  • Vacuum cleaners; must remove dirt bag.
  • Microwaves
  • Sewing Machines

Energy Saving (curly) Lights


Place under glass Table


Fluorescent Lights Place in Bay #2
Leaf and Yard Debris: See Attendant
Metal - Contains at least 80% Metal
  • Aerosol cans (empty and remove caps)
  • Aluminum, aluminum foil, tin cans (no food debris)
  • Steel, copper, tin, etc.
  • Washers, dryers, stoves, BBQ grills
Miscellaneous - Bay #2
  • Egg Cartons (NOT plastic or styrofoam)
  • Phone Books (or put in mixed paper)
  • Shredded paper
  • Packing peanuts
  • Bubble wrap
Paper Products - Bay #4
  • Newspapers with inserts
  • White and Cream Colored Paper
  • White Envelopes with or without windows
  • Mixed and colored paper including magazines, catalogues, brown paper bags, phone books, manilla folders, and construction paper
Plastics #1-#7 - Rinse and flatten when possible.

Exceptions listed below:

  • No Styrofoam
  • No plastic grocery bags, boys, or lawn furniture
  • No plastic wrap (i.e. SaranWrap)
  • No tubing or maple sugaring lines
  • No motor oil containers
Printer and Toner Cartridges Reading Room
Returnable Bottles and Cans Bay #2
Reusable Items Reading Room - At the discretion of the Transfer Station Attendant; items suitable for reuse can be left for others to pick up
Shrewsbury Transfer Station