Public Notice


Last Board of Supervisors

meeting minutes:




Next Agenda:


Operations Committee 4/21/15


Executive Committee 5/6/15


Electronics Drop-off

Georgia location

Mon 8am-6pm

Tues-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Sat 8am-1pm

N. Hero transfer station

Sat 8am-2pm

All E-waste accepted

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Contact Us


158 Morse Dr.

Fairfax, VT 05454 


M-F 8:00a-4:30p

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Located in Georgia

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New Website Premiering Soon!


Just a heads up that our new website should be up and running in the next few days. Hopefully the transition will be seamless and the next time you check in to, "poof", a wonderful new website will have appeared. But...if there are any issues...please be patient--our site shouldn't be offline for long.



Household Hazardous Waste Collection



We collect Household Hazardous Waste at our Georgia facility weekdays by appointment!!
Can't make it to us? Come to a Saturday 8am-1pm collection event:


Highgate Transfer Station—May 9

Bakersfield Drop-Off Site—May 16

Grand Isle Transfer Station—May 30

House paints/stains—no charge.
Small fees for other items.

If possible, please bring items in original sealed containers!


Events will reject excessively large loads and business hazardous wastes.

Large loads/businesses please call for an appointment at our Georgia facility.




We're Hiring!


The Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District is a small organization with a big mission: we facilitate waste reduction and responsible waste management for our member towns in beautiful northwestern Vermont. We currently have an opening for a Materials Processor at our Georgia Recycling Center. This is a great opportunity to join a growing organization doing meaningful work in your community.


Position: Materials Processor


We’re seeking a versatile, dependable, and self-motivated person with good communication skills and an eagerness to learn for the position of Materials Processor in our busy yet relaxed facility. An integral part of our team, responsibilities will include all aspects of Recycling Center operations including customer interactions, management of incoming materials, and cash register use. Duties will also include sorting, baling, and otherwise organizing (either by hand or with mechanical assistance) materials delivered to the Recycling Center. Further, duties will sometimes entail handling of various materials at other District facilities, off-site, or at events. We pride ourselves on continuous improvement to our safety and working conditions and qualified applicants will as well.


Minimum qualifications:


  • High school diploma.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other District staff.
  • Basic understanding of and willingness to further develop waste management knowledge (i.e. reduce, reuse, recycle).
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Ability to operate or be trained to operate necessary equipment including but not limited to: hydraulic baler, skid steer, box van, semi-truck.
  • Ability to work some weekend hours as well as the ability to work with the public.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions (some clothing provided).
  • Class A or B CDL or willingness and ability to obtain one.


This position is 40 hours a week. Starting compensation is $13/hour with benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. If interested in this challenging position please send, email, or fax (no phone calls please) resume with cover letter by May 15, 2015 to:


Attn: Pam Bolster
158 Morse Dr.
Fairfax, VT 05454
Fax: 802-524-5987
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2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule / Spring Newsletter


Here's a downloadable PDF of the NWSWD Spring Newsletter. (Sorry, but it's not a copy that prints easily unless you have 11 x 17 paper.) It contains our Household Hazardous Waste Collection schedule for the summer and lots of other great info.


Paper copies are available at all NWSWD Drop-Off sites.




We need your help!! NWSWD is looking for part-time drop-off site help in NE Franklin County and at our North Hero site (and possibly more down the road for motivated workers).


reducereuse.pngGet in on the ground floor doing good work for your community at a growing organization.


Stop by the Georgia Recycling Center at 158 Morse Dr. in Georgia to pick up an application or download a PDF here.







Hazardous Waste Collection PDF Print E-mail

Don't wait for an event! We take household hazardous waste at our Georgia facility:


Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30--Please call 524-5986 for an appointment.

 located at

Below is a list of materials that you can bring:

We take:                                    Please no:                             

Automotive fluids                       Ammunition/explosives
Latex and oil based paints           Radioactive materials
Cleaning supplies                        Medical waste
Pool/lawn/hobby chemicals         Asbestos

Batteries (including auto)           
Fluorescent bulbs

Devices containing mercury

Smoke detectors

Open to all Member Communities

What's happening for 2015 PDF Print E-mail


  • Free Collection of Architectural Paints for All Vermont residents and Conditionally Exempt Businesses more detail
  • Paint Care fact sheet - If a Hazardous Waste is not on the list of covered items for your local drop-off site you can still bring it to one of NWSWD's collection events as long as you are from a member community.

District Run Drop-off Sites: PDF Print E-mail

All District run sites are available for use by all member communities

Click Location for Map

  • Georgia                        

          Located at the Georgia Recycling Center on 158 Morse Dr

          Hours: Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

                    Tuesday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

                    Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

          Located at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on 83 Rewes Dr          

          Hours: Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm

                    Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


          Located at the Old Fire station at 380 Main Street Route 108

          Hours: Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  

  • Montgomery                       

          Located at the Fire Station on 86 Mountain Rd.                             

          Hours: Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

           Located on 362 West Shore Rd.                                                 

           Hours: Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm (beginning May 22)

                     Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm 


For more information about our Drop-Off Sites and fees click here.

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