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Trash Collection Rules and Guidelines

All regular household trash should be bagged only in the official Town-approved PAYT trash bags before being placed out for collection. Items not in town-approved bags will NOT be collected or accepted.  No exceptions will be made.

Please put your curbside materials in appropriate containers (trash, recycling, and compostables)

Do not place the following items in the town-approved PAYT bags:

  • Recyclable plastic, glass, or metal

  • Yard waste

  • Dirt, sod, concrete, or rock

  • Construction/demolition debris

  • Household hazardous waste

  • Hot ashes or flammable materials such as oil, gas, or paint

For detailed information, please see the Town of Brattleboro’s Trash, Recycling and Compost webpage where documents, such as the Guide to Trash, Recycling, Compost and PAYT are available.


For more information about recycling, hazardous waste, and composting, you may also visit the Windham Solid Waste Management District’s website.

Please Note: Trash and recycling are NOT picked up on the following holidays: Pick up for these Holiday’s are delayed by one day.

  • New Year’s Day

  • Memorial Day

  • 4th of July

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Day

More Information

For more information, please contact the Town of Brattleboro

You may also contact the Windham Solid Waste Management District for additional information or call 802-257-0272.

Windham Solid Waste Management

327 Old Ferry Rd.

Hours are 8:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday.


Town of Brattleboro

230 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT

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