General Information

The town's transfer station is located at 354 Route 131 in Cavendish.

Opening Hours

  • Wednesdays from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

  • Saturdays from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

  • Sundays from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Recycling and trash disposal at the transfer station is by permit only. Permits are available to Cavendish residents and property owners at the Cavendish Town Office. Permits may be obtained in person or via mail. Contact the Town Office at (802) 226-7292 for more detailed information on permits.

Download: Cavendish Transfer Station Information Sheet (.PDF)

Payment and Tokens

Transfer Station tokens are used as the basis of payment at the Cavendish Transfer Station. NO CASH IS ACCEPTED AT THE TRANSFER STATION.  If you are spring cleaning or cleaning out the barn, etc. and have a larger volume than normal, checks may also be taken as payment.

Tokens are available for purchase at the following locations:

  • The Cavendish Town Office

  • Singleton's Store

Transfer Station Tokens are available in $3.00 and $1.50 denominations.  The Transfer Station and the Cavendish Town Office have fee schedules for special wastes. Regular household trash, suitable for deposit in the Transfer Station compactor are accepted at the following rates:

  • Household waste contained in a 15 gallon kitchen size bag (typically white) or equivalent = $1.50 each

  • Household waste contained in a 30 gallon size bag or equivalent = $3.00 each

  • Please refer to the downloadable Fee Schedule below for full details including fees for special wastes.

  • Acceptable Single Stream Recycling items deposited in the blue recycling compactor are taken at no charge!

Recycling at the Transfer Station

We greatly expanded our town's recycling efforts at the transfer station in the fall of 2013 with the installation of our new blue compactor box. We utilize Casella Waste Management's "Zero-Sort" Recycling service. Our single stream recycling materials go into a compactor box and are hauled to the Casella Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Rutland where they are sorted and baled for the recycled materials market. The sorting process is very interesting. It employs high speed conveyors and both automated mechanical and manual sorting.

The list of items acceptable for the recycling is long; you may download a Cavendish Recycling Guide Booklet below or pick one up at the Transfer Station and the Town Office as a hand-out.

Download: Cavendish Recycling Booklet (.PDF)

For More Information


Visit the Southern Windsor/Windham Solid Waste Management District for additional information about our transfer station, plus happenings district-wide, including household hazardous waste collection dates in the area.