Welcome to the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District!
ABOUT US: We are a union municipal district dedicated to providing solid waste management authority, services, and planning to its Member Towns. We serve a population base of 18,000 residents and have an approved solid waste implementation plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
News, Events, & Announcements
Christmas Lights & Trees
The Lebanon Recycling Center/Landfill accepts lights as scrap metal. You will need a permit to access the facility. For more information, visit lebanonnh.gov/450/Solid-Waste-Recycling.
The Hartford Transfer Station will accept trees through the end of January. There’s no charge for the tree, but you’ll need a windshield sticker or $10 day pass to access the facility. Call 802.295.2673 for more info.
If you own property, set your tree out for wildlife cover or chop it up and throw it in the woods. Ask your town if they’d be interested in sponsoring a “chipping” event. Bring your tree and make a donation. If you know of river or brook bank erosion, ask someone knowledgeable and set your tree in the bank to help stabilize it.
Note for Lebanon Landfill & Recycling Facility Users
You MUST have a permit to use the Lebanon Landfill & Recycling Facility or you will be denied access. Click the following link for all information: https://lebanonnh.gov/1514/Solid-Waste-Permits
Are You Confused? You’re Not Alone
GUV (this solid waste district) does not run the Town of Hartford Transfer Station. The Town of Hartford has its own solid waste district and it runs the transfer station. If you want to know what you can bring to the transfer station and what it will cost, please call 802-295-2673. The Town of Hartford welcomes GUV residents and businesses to use their transfer station, but GUV has nothing to do with running it. We hope this helps any misunderstanding.
Reduce Food Waste
Act 148 (Vermont’s Universal Recycling & Composting Law, passed unanimously in 2012) requires all organic material – like food scraps and other food waste – to be diverted from the landfill by 2020. The state developed a “recovery hierarchy” to prioritize the ways to both reduce food waste and decide what to do with it after it is generated:
Properly disposing of food scraps is easy. For a guide to getting your at-home composter click here.
Disposal of Batteries
All of your batteries and cell phones can be recycled and kept out of the trash. Some types can self combust if not prepared properly. DO NOT add them to your regular recycling.
Visit www.Call2Recycle.org/vermont to find a convenient drop-off location and get answers to your battery recycling questions, or call the GUV office at (802) 674-4474.
Important Links & Resources
- 5-Year Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) available for review
- GUVSWMD FY2024 Proposed Budget
- FY2021 Audit Report
- What Do I Do With This? Guide