Casella in Vermont


  • Casella in Vermont
Exterior - Waste truck on Church St., Burlington
Exterior - High angle long shot of a landfill
Interior - Forklift dumping material into a sorter
Interior - Cubes of sorted recyclables
  • Casella is a regional solid waste resource management company with operating locations in Vermont, including:
    • Regional hauling divisions, solid waste and recycling transfer stations, and drop-off facilities
    • The State’s only landfill that includes a landfill-gas-to-energy facility that provides power for approximately 7,000 Vermonters 24/7 and is operated by the Washington Electric Cooperative
    • Operator of two Zero-Sort Recycling material recovery facilities
    • Certified composting and depackaging operations
    • Permitted and developed a 12-acre solar farm located in Coventry adjacent to the landfill
  • Operate food waste collection services around the State
  • Operate a fleet of natural gas vehicles from our hauling division located in Williston
  • Assist municipalities in managing their Solid Waste Implementation Plans


Recycling provides an example of the collaboration involved in successful and sustainable material management. Households and businesses do their part to separate recyclable materials from their trash. We do our part to collect, sort, and process them into high-quality raw materials for manufacturers to use in new products. We also serve as public advocates for the advancement of materials manufacturing and recovery. Recycling works best when we all play our parts well.

Recycling Services:

  • Recycling Collection and Processing Services
  • Industrial/Specialty Recycling
  • Managing Non-Salable Consumer Goods
  • Mattress Recycling
  • Public Advocacy
  • Brokerage Services


Our Resource Solutions team, which includes certified TRUE Zero Waste advisors, provides value-added professional services to customers nationwide designing and delivering sustainable material management to over 10,000 locations across the US that make both environmental and economic sense.

Professional Services:

  • Multi-Site Account Management
  • Consolidated Billing and Reporting
  • Sustainability and Resource Management Consulting
  • Sourcing and Third Party Logistics
  • Specialty Recycling
  • On-site Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Product Destruction
  • Chain of Custody and Certificates of Destruction


We are constantly evaluating new technologies and services to manage society’s residual waste streams including biosolids, paper fiber, ash, and food byproducts. Our extensive line of earthlife® products are all eco-friendly, sustainable options for your soil health and growing needs.

Organics Services:

  • Agronomic Services
  • Composting
  • Depackaging
  • Food Waste Collection
  • Land Application
  • Residuals Management


Sustainable material management would not be possible without safe and dependable collection service. We operate a network of over 1,000 collection vehicles across the Northeast that extend from western New York to northern Maine. We prioritize reducing the impacts of our own operations, focusing particularly on fuel efficiency and environmental compliance.

Collection Services:

  • Business/Commercial
  • Curbside Residential
  • Dumpster Rental
  • Municipal
  • Industrial/Construction
  • Institutional


A wealth of renewable energy sources from biogas to solar and thermal energy offer a way to power homes, businesses, and even vehicles while using fewer fossil fuels.

Energy Services:

  • Landfill Gas-to-Energy
  • Renewable Natural Gas


With a deep commitment to reuse and recycling, many of our customers are working to dramatically reduce the material they need to dispose of. However, today these customers continue to call upon us to provide safe, secure, and affordable disposal options. All of our disposal facilities focus on exceeding regulatory standards and industry practices as part of our Low Emission Landfill initiative to ensure the smallest impact possible on the environment.

Landfill Services:

  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
  • Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris
  • Soils
  • Special Waste

Helping Vermonters Recycle More

Many common household items are not accepted in curbside recycling bins. Casella has teamed up with TerraCycle® to solve this problem with a brand new service that will help customers recycle more. Beginning in the Fall of 2022, residents in and around Burlington will be invited to subscribe to a supplementary recycling service for a wide array of items that are not acceptable in curbside recycling. The new service will collect and recycle plastic bags, flexible and foam packaging, plastic utensils, coffee capsules, and more. With this pilot program, Casella will be one of the first waste companies to offer additional recycling services for materials that are not recyclable curbside.

Recycling Robots

For more than 45 years Casella has been committed to giving resources new life. From establishing the first recycling facility in Vermont in 1977 to the recent installation of robotic sorting guided by artificial intelligence at the Rutland, VT Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in 2022, one goal remains the same: recycle more and Recycle Better™. Designed to reduce contamination in the recycling system and support the current labor force, the launch of Casella’s AMP Robotics pilot was made possible through grant funding support from The Recycling Partnership and further demonstrated the capabilities and positive environmental impacts of innovative recycling.

TerraCycle Pouch:
the convenience of curbside recycling and so much more


Many common household items are not accepted in curbside recycling bins.TerraCycle® and Casella have teamed up to solve this problem with a brand-new service to help you recycle 20 categories of hard-to-recycle materials.

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