Trash & Recycling Pick Up
Proudly serving the citizens of Athens, Vermont
Pick up guidelines
Please have your trash or recycling curbside by 7:00 AM on each scheduled Monday.
Trash is picked up every 4 weeks (appears RED on calendar).
Recycling is picked up every 4 weeks (appears ORANGE on calendar).
Please click here to view the calendar.
All trash must be placed in green Town of Athens bags.
Any items not placed in Town of Athens bags will not be taken.
Yard waste is not allowed in the Town of Athens bags.
Please see our yard waste and compositing page for more information.
Backyard Composters are available for purchase from The Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District. www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org
At the discretion of the driver, bags that are deemed too heavy will be stickered and left to be separated into smaller more manageable bags. Our backs thank you!!!
Please limit the weight of your bag to 40 lbs or less.
Major Holidays: If a major holiday falls on a Monday, pick up will occur on Tuesday unless otherwise notified.
Trash bags are $3.50 each or 10 per roll for $35.00 available for purchase from the Town Clerk.
The ins and outs of proper recycling preparation...
Food and Beverage Containers
Plastic Containers #1-7
5 gallon pails
Boxboard and Paper Cartons (Cereal and Egg) Corrugated Cardboard
Hard Cover Books
Pots and Pans
Facial Tissue/Toilet Paper
Medical Waste – Needles or Syringes
Waxed milk or juice containers
Pizza boxes with grease
All containers must be rinsed and clean
The District is in the process of permitting a permanent, seasonal household hazardous waste facility. It will be open 5-6 months a year (May-October approximately), for 8-10 hours a week. When they get all of the permits and containers in place, they will advertise that the facility is open for business. Probably spring 2022.