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Upcoming 2015 Events

Bridgewater - Used Motor Oil and Fluorescent Light Bulbs. At the Bridgewater Garage, Route 100A.  

8 am - 11 am

Welcome to the GUVSWD site. Here you will find Waste Management information for our ten towns

Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Day

Thetford Town Garage 3901 VT Route 113

This is not the Site for the Hartford Community Center for Recycling and Waste Management. They can be reached at 295-5740 and on the web at


Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to have a special event in your town.

Thetford - Big Trash, Tires, and Fluorescent Light Bulbs.  At the Thetford Town Garage, 3901 Route 113

9 am - 12 pm

Latest News

Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law

Vermont’s new solid waste legislation, Act 148, focuses on recyclables and organics. It will provide convenience and choices for solid waste generators, including individuals, and will lead to more consistent services throughout the state. To learn more about this law, click here. You can also look at and/or download the new universal recycling symbols for recycling, food, and trash here.

Vermont’s Paint Stewardship Law

Vermont will begin its new Paint Stewardship Law in May 2014. The law will require the paint industry to be responsible for collecting and managing leftover architectural paint in Vermont, reducing the role of government and taxpayers. The cost of the program will be paid by manufacturers who sell paint in the state. A fee will be included in the price of paint solid in Vermont. The program will be administered by PaintCare, a non-profit organization.

*The Town of Hartford Transfer/Recycling Center is now a PaintCare Collection site. They will be receiving acceptable paint products on Saturdays and on a scheduled appointment basis during the week. Please call our office or the Hartford Recycling Center if you have any questions.

Other collection sites in the area include Welch’s True Value Hardware in  Woodstock and Royalton, Bibens Ace Hardware and Sherwin-Williams in Springfield as well as the Bethel-Royalton Transfer Station.

For more information visit

2015 Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) Draft

The Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste  Management District will be holding two public hearings with the first public hearing on April 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Norwich Town Hall and the second public hearing on May 21, 2015 at the GUVSWD office to receive comments on the draft Solid Waste Implementation Plan.

The District will be seeking comments on the proposed SWIP until June 4, 2015. The District Board of Supervisors will then meet on June 18, 2015 at 4:30 PM at the Norwich Town Hall to vote on the adoption of the Ordinance.    

Please click here for a copy of the 2015 SWIP draft

Special Events Calendar


Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District

Serving Bridgewater, Hartland, Norwich, Pomfret, Sharon, Strafford, Thetford, Vershire, West Fairlee, Woodstock


We are excited to announce our 2015 schedule of events. The District is looking forward to another successful year of collections. We hope to see you there!

Click here for a full list of our 2015 collection events

Variable Rate Pricing Ordinance

One of the Key provisions of Act 148 that affect municipalities is the adoption of a Variable Rate Pricing (VRP) Ordinance. According to the Agency of Natural Resources: “Variable Rate Pricing is a rate structure where a person pays a set fee for each bag based upon the volume or weight for each bag they throw away. These pricing systems have been shown as an equitable means to incentivize waste reduction and diversion of recyclables and compostable material.”

The GUVSWD VRP Ordinance can be found here and is also available at our office in North Hartland.


Solar Energy Facility: Addendum and Preliminary Solar Layout

As a result of the project’s previously issued Request for Proposal the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste District has met with a number of top qualifying developers in our efforts to implement a Solar Energy Facility.  Please click here to view the District’s most recent Addendum  to this project. Click here to view the preliminary solar layout provided by Wolfe Energy, LLC.