Transfer Station

(a.k.a. Fort Dumpster)

Fort Dumpster is located behind the Firehouse at 8 Firehouse Lane. Glen Moyer manages the transfer station.

Fort Dumpster Hours:

Saturday & Monday from 6 a.m. to Noon

There is a “pay-as-you-throw” policy at Fort Dumpster.

“Fort Dumpster” is open for trash disposal and Zero-Sort recycling every Monday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12 noon. The trash “Pay-As-You-Throw” Policy requires a punch card (price – $20.00) that is good for 10 thirty gallon bags of trash or 20 small (15 gallon) bags. Cards can be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office, Fort Dumpster or Grant’s Village Store. The Zero-Sort recycling is FREE for recycling products. Electronics may be recycled anytime during regular Fort Dumpster hours at no charge. We also collect and recycle small household batteries (less than 9 lbs.) at no charge at Fort Dumpster.

Zero Sort Recycling

Middletown Springs Single Stream Recycling Guide (pdf)

Zero Sort recycling allows all recyclable materials to be discarded in one container (we no longer need to separate paper, plastics, and glass in separate bins at the transfer station).  Click here for more information on the Zero Sort system

Middletown Springs is a member of Rutland County Solid Waste Alliance Communities (SWAC). For up to the minute news from SWAC visit the SWAC website or their FaceBook page.

Free Used Battery Collection Locations (pdf)

Free Paintcare Collection Locations Rutland County (pdf)

Product Take Back Options (pdf)

Computer/Electronics Recycling Info (pdf) 

Special Trash Days for 2018

Oversize Trash & Metal Collection Days

The dumpster is located at 577 West Street (across from Parker Water Wells)
Furniture, toys, small amounts of construction and demolition items are acceptable. NO CONTRACTORS, please.  Large waste will be charged a $5 per vehicle fee; scrap metal may be disposed of free of charge. On Green Up Day, approved VT Green Up b ags will be accepted free of charge.
Hours are 6 a.m. to Noon on the following days for BOTH Oversize Trash and Metal.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days and Information

April 14, 2018 Rutland Town 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
April 28, 2018 Fair Haven 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
October 13, 2018 Rutland Town 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

2018 SWAC Newsletter

Information on Vermont Act 148 Universal Recycling Law

July 1, 2014

  • Transfer stations must accept residential recyclables at no separate charge.
  • Generators of more than 104 tons/year of food wastes must send those materials to a composting facility if one exists within 20 miles.

July 1, 2015

  • Residential trash must be charged based on volume or weight.
  • Recyclables are banned from landfills.
  • Transfer stations must accept leaf and yard waste.
  • Haulers and transfer stations must offer residential recycling at no separate charge.
  • Recycling containers must be provided in all publicly owned spaces where trash cans are located.
  • Generators of more than 52 tons/year of food wastes must send those materials to a composting facility if one exists within 20 miles.

July 1, 2016

July 1, 2017

  • Transfer stations must accept food scraps. Haulers must offer food scrap collection.
  • Generators of more than 18 tons/year of food wastes must send those materials to a composting facility if one exists within 20 miles.

July 1, 2020

  • Food scraps are banned from landfills. The 20 mile limit no longer applies