Town of Cavendish

                                                                                                Vermont  USA

Cavendish Transfer Station and Recycling

General Information:


The Cavendish Transfer Station is located at 354 Route 131 in Cavendish.


The Cavendish Transfer Station is open during the following hours:

Wednesdays from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Saturdays from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Sundays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM


Recycling and trash disposal at the transfer station is by permit. Permits are available to Cavendish residents and property owners at the Cavendish Town Office. Permits may be obtained in person or via mail. Contact the Town Office for more detailed information on permits.



Click the link below to download a pdf copy of the 09-01-16
Cavendish Transfer Station Fee Schedule

Single Stream Recycling Has Come To Cavendish!


We are all set-up and began greatly expanded recycling at the Cavendish Transfer Station on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013!


The installation of the new, blue compactor allows us to take a very wide variety of mixed recycling items right here in Cavendish!  Single stream recycling items are taken for free!


The list of items acceptable for the recycling is long, so please click on the PDF icon below to see and print a copy of a handy Cavendish Recycling Guide Booklet. These booklets are also be available at the Transfer Station and the Town Office as a hand-out.


To get our expanded, single stream, recycling going, we have contracted with Casella Waste Management for what they call their "Zero-Sort" Recycling.  Our single stream recycling materials go into a compactor box and is hauled to the Casella Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Rutland where they are sorted and baled for the recycled materials market. The sorting process is very interesting. It employs high speed conveyors and both automated mechanical and manual sorting.


Take a look at the video to see where your recycling materials are going!  Here's the link to a video on Casella's "Zero-Sort" - please click on it to view:

The Cavendish Transfer Station applied for and was granted state recertification. The new recertification became effective April 18th, 2013. 

Transfer Station tokens are used as the basis of payment at the Cavendish Transfer Station. NO CASH IS ACCEPTED AT THE TRANSFER STATION.  If you are spring cleaning or cleaning out the barn, etc. and have a larger volume than normal, checks may also be taken as payment.


Tokens are available for purchase at the following locations:

The Cavendish Town Office

Singleton's Store

Jill's Place


Transfer Station Tokens are available in $3.00 and $1.50 denominations.  The Transfer Station and the Cavendish Town Office have fee schedules for special wastes. Regular household trash, suitable for deposit in the Transfer Station compactor are accepted at the following tariff rates:

Household waste contained in a 15 gallon kitchen size bag (typically white) or equivalent =  $1.50each

Household waste contained in a 30 gallon size bag or equivalent = $3.00 each

 Please refer to the downloadable Fee Schedule dated 09-01-16 (link above) for full details including fees for special wastes.

Please Note:  Acceptable Single Stream Recycling items deposited in the blue recycling compactor are taken at no charge!


Click below to visit the Southern Windsor/Windham Solid Waste Management District web page which has additional details on the Cavendish Municipal Transfer Station and Recycling.  While you are there, go to the home page and check out what's happening at the District!


Open Burning and Fire Warden Information

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