Town and Village

Residential trash pickup will end in September

VERNON-At a Special Town Meeting on June 4, Vernon residents decided against building a transfer station on town property and to dissolve the Pay as You Throw fund. This decision means residential trash and recycling pick up will end for residents at the end of September.

At March's Annual Town Meeting, the town's current agreement with Casella Waste Systems was extended, and the Selectboard's solid waste subcommittee reviewed the options. The board decided not to place a new contract from the current hauler on the town meeting warning, saying a new contract would more than triple the town's disposal costs.

Residents may bring their trash and recyclables to the Windham Solid Waste Management District's (WSWMD) transfer station on Old Ferry Road in Brattleboro, or they can contract with local haulers. More information on WSWMD policies and fees can be found at

Other licensed trash haulers that serve some of the Vernon area include Franklin & Son Rubbish Removal (802-257-4915 or [email protected]), Goodenough Rubbish Removal (802-257-4937 or [email protected]), or Reed & Sons Rubbish (802-257-1211 or [email protected]).

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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