Trash and Recycling

Whitingham currently uses dual-stream recycling. We collect paper in one dumpster and metal, glass and plastic containers in another dumpster. (Please rinse your containers before recycling.) The Lions Club collects returnable cans and bottles on site.

Transfer Station

The Transfer Station receives general supervision from Stanley Janovsky (368-2466). Its day to day operations are addressed by Jenny Herzig, Transfer Station Attendant (368-7876). Routine business questions may be answered in the Selectboard Office by Gig Zboray (368-7500). 

At the Whitingham Transfer Station, we encourage residents and visitors to reduce, reuse, and recycle!  Please review this document regarding using the Transfer Station during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Disposal fees will be collected again beginning Saturday, May 2nd, please be prepared with exact change.

4185 Vermont Route 100 (behind the Highway Garage)


Sunday: 12:00 p.m. –  4:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Transfer Station is CLOSED on the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, evening hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Questions? Give us a call!


Transfer Station Drop-off
Whitingham Vermont
Document File Date: 06/01/20

Annual Stickers (effective September 1 of each year) and punch cards must be purchased at the Town Clerk's Office or at the Transfer Station. One punch on a card is needed to dispose of one 30-gallon bag (up to 40 pounds). Other permitted materials are charged a specific fee listed above or by the cubic yard.

Hazardous Waste Info
Document File Date: 02/03/19

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is common household products that exhibit the characteristics of hazardous waste. As a result, these products may be harmful to humans and/or the environment. Many of these products are very common and are usually purchased from hardware, automotive, and grocery stores. These products can be used and found in our homes, garages, gardens and on our lawns.

Document File Date: 05/22/19

The Vermont Materials Management Map (linked here) was developed to connect residents, businesses, and institutions with solid waste services; and to connect haulers, composters, and food rescue agencies to sources of food and food scraps. The goal is to make it easier to reduce waste and save natural resources.

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Document File Date: 07/20/20

COVID-19 prevention and response efforts will help schools reopen safely


Governor Phil Scott, health and education officials said at a press conference Tuesday that, while anxiety about schools reopening this fall is understandable, Vermonters can have confidence in the robust system in place to prevent spread of the virus and quickly respond to any cases that arise.


“This has been key to our reopening — where we’ve seen cases connected to worksites and even child care centers — but they have not resulted in increased community transmission like we saw this spring or what other states are seeing today,” Gov. Phil Scott said.


State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso emphasized that even with low levels of the virus in Vermont, schools should plan for cases of COVID-19, but that a case does not automatically mean a school needs to close. If students remain together in a single classroom without mixing with others, for example, that classroom may stop in-person instruction for 24 hours while Health teams begin contact tracing and provide further recommendations, she said.


The data shows our containment strategies are working, Kelso said.


“It’s mission critical to open schools, and we have to try,” she said. “There may be no safer place to do it than Vermont.”


Education officials also announced updates to school reopening guidance, in addition to releasing guidance for sports this fall.


Secretary of Education Daniel French said changes include more flexible distancing requirements for younger students. This is based on data that children less than 10 years old are the least likely to acquire and transmit COVID-19, even in close contact scenarios. Younger students can maintain a range of 3 to 6 feet between students. He also noted the daily health check process can now be done by parents or students themselves.

Please see the attached letter from the WSWSU regarding school reopening with a link to the draft family handbook.

Additional Information

Date: 06/20/19 PDF icon A User's Guide to Backyard Composting
Date: 10/28/19 PDF icon A Vermonter's Guide to Recycling
Date: 06/19/20 PDF icon A-Z Guide for Disposal and Recycle Options
Date: 11/04/18 PDF icon Act 148 FAQ for Businesses - food scraps
Date: 11/04/18 PDF icon Act 148 Summary Sheet
Date: 11/04/18 PDF icon Act 148 Timeline
Date: 11/03/18 PDF icon Biosolids information sheet
Date: 10/11/17 PDF icon C&D Information Sheet.pdf
Date: 11/02/18 PDF icon Clothing, Shoes & Textiles information sheet
Date: 05/20/19 PDF icon Composting Benefits, Problems and Cures
Date: 07/04/18 PDF icon Dual Stream Recycling Flyer
Date: 07/04/18 PDF icon Electronics Disposal Information
Date: 01/17/20 PDF icon Food Scrap Ban guidance document
Date: 06/03/20 PDF icon Food Scrap management-FAQ-residents
PDF icon Food Scrap management-FAQ-landlords
Date: 07/04/18 PDF icon Free Electronics Disposal Poster 2018
Date: 05/19/20 PDF icon Guidance for Food Donation
Date: 02/28/20 PDF icon Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Batteries fact sheet
Date: 11/10/15 PDF icon Landfill Ban Poster
Date: 05/20/19 PDF icon Leaf and Yard Debris, Clean Wood flyer
PDF icon Leaf Yard and Clean Wood Debris Guide 2020
Date: 04/21/20 PDF icon Lithium Battery Safe Management 04.21.20
Date: 07/04/18 PDF icon Locations for Free Year-Round Recycling Flyer
Date: 04/30/19 PDF icon Managing Food Scraps updated January 2019
Date: 08/12/18 PDF icon Managing Waste at Events flyer
Date: 05/10/18 PDF icon SWIP article in DV News 05.10.18.pdf
Date: 10/01/18 PDF icon Recycling Flyers
Date: 02/28/20 PDF icon Safe Management of Household Lithium Batteries
Date: 07/04/18 PDF icon Small Fee Electronic Devices
Date: 01/10/20 PDF icon Solid Waste Haulers that Serve Whitingham
Date: 02/10/20 PDF icon The Dirt on Compost
Date: 10/10/18 PDF icon Vermont Green Business Program
Date: 10/10/18 PDF icon VT-Waste-Not-Guide
Date: 07/01/18 PDF icon Waste Ordinance effective 07.01.18

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