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Thetford Recycling Center

Located at 4659 Vermont Route 113, Thetford Center, Vermont 05075
Saturdays 8:30 – Noon Year Round


Thetford Residents wishing to use the Town’s Recycling Center, for trash or recycling, must purchase a permit, currently $25. Permits are available at town hall during their regular business hours.

Trash Ticket Sales
Trash service is provided by Quinttown Container Service. You may pay in cash or check at the Recycling Center each Saturday.

Recycling Center Crew Worker Position OpeningRead the Ad

Next Special Collection in Thetford – Big Trash, Electronics

See the GUVSWD calendar for the full schedule.

September 12th, 2020
9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Thetford Town Garage, 3901 VT Rte. 113

Items Accepted for Recycling


Thetford Compost

Scrap Metal Program:

Any item that is at least 75% metal may be placed in the metal bin.

Glass Program:

√ ANY colored glass beverage container (if possible remove caps)
√ ANY colored glass food container (if possible remove caps)
  • Headlights
  • Thermometers
  • Incandescent or Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Plastics
  • Automotive / Windshield Glass
  • Pyrex
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Window Panes
  • Ceramics (i.e., coffee mugs)
  • Porcelain (i.e., toilets, sinks, etc.)
  • Asphalt
  • Excessive Rocks or Dirt
  • Wood
  • Aluminum/Tin
  • Plexiglas
  • Mirrors

“Anything That Rips” Program:

—Brown Paper bags
—Chipboard (box board) (e.g. cereal boxes, shoe boxes, etc.)
—Computer paper
—Corrugated cardboard
—Egg cartons (paper)
—Fax paper
—Hard cover books (with covers removed)
—Junk mail (with plastics removed)
— Milk cartons
x Carbon paper
x Blue prints
x Plastic bags (any kind)
x Tyvek envelopes
x Food contaminated products
x Gift wrap (any kind- Christmas, birthday, wedding, etc.)

Plastic & Tin Program

—#1 – #7 plastic bottles
—Steel and tin food containers
—Aluminum food containers
X Feed bags
x Shopping bags
X Pellet Bags
Aluminum Beverage Cans:
All aluminum beverage cans that are NOT redeemable
x No Take-out containers
x No Pie Tins
x No Cat Food Cans


Battery Terminal Taping Recycling Reminder – Alkaline batteries (A, AA, AAA, B, C, D) do NOT need to have terminals taped. All batteries OVER 9 volts and all rechargeable, nickel cadmium, and lithium (hearing aid button and coin cell) batteries must be taped or put individually in a plastic bag. PLEASE USE CLEAR PACKING TAPE ONLY. This is for shipping/storage safety and efficient processing at the Call2Recycle facility. Call 674-4474 or email with questions. Please do not throw your batteries in the trash and please share this information with every Vermont resident you see. Thank you.

Other items:

Items that are still functional and in good shape (tools, toys, books) can be left for others to pick up and use. NO CLOTHING, FURNITURE, or BROKEN ITEMS will be accepted, as the Town of Thetford must pay to dispose of anything that does not find a home.

$.05 redeemables may be placed in the bins located at the recycling house or by the comingle bins.  Glass redeemables may be put in the boxes provided.
Packing peanuts and bubble wrap can be put in the recycling house for re-use.