The following private curbside trash remover can pick up trash from Hawk Mountain residents that are located in Pittsfield Vermont. Minimum fees apply and the trash pickup is not regularly scheduled. Individuals must contract with this company directly and pay a per bag fee.
ABLE Waste Management
1515 Lynds Hill Rd, Plymouth, VT 05056
Individuals must now drive to the official dump for Pittsfield, VT to drop off trash. There make a per bag charge. The dump is inconveniently located at the following address, which is a 45 minute drive. It is not clear how making individuals drive their cars for an additional 1.5 hours to drop off trash is environmentally sound.
Bethel Royalton Transfer and Recycling Station
122 Waterman Rd, South Royalton, VT 05068
Many Hawk Mountain residents instead choose to pay the higher costs of going to the following transfer station:
Rutland Regional Transfer Station
14 Gleason Road in Rutland, VT.05701
The State Of Vermont Bans Trash Pickup
One of the bonuses of owning a home at the Hawk Mountain Community in Pittsfield Vermont was the low taxes and the town trash pickup. This is something that neighboring towns like Killington lacked because of their “resort: status” which meant that they have to fund all their services with no help from the State. Pittsfield VT was forced to stop kerbside trash pickup on June 1, 2015, when the State of Vermont decided to pass legislation, the Universal Recycling (Act 148),that banned towns from using municipal tax monies for trash pickup. This change made each resident of the state responsible for the disposal of his/her own refuse and recycling, which can be quite inconvenient and another great example of The State of Vermont overstepping their boundaries, dictating to its residents how they should live their lives and making their lives much more complicated, not less.
Changes In VT Trash Law Has Many Implications
This change is law was supposed to make Vermont more environmentally sound, but it has had many obvious repercussions. Firstly, the change led to a collapse in the local trash pickup services and many people in the State began to either bury or burn their trash as the refuse transfer and recycling stations are a very long drive from their homes and taking bags there can be quite expensive. When you roll the cost into taxes, these services are well utilized. When people are forced to get rid of their own trash, the then trouble starts. The State of Vermont has reported an overall reduction of trash by 40%, but it fails to show that the State is actually worse off due to a huge increase in inappropriate rural trash disposal through burning, dumping and burial. The State also banned recycling pickup, which is a huge error in terms of achieving any environmental goals. The Universal Recycling (Act 148) and unit based pricing was supposed to provide an incentive to generate less refuse and to recycle more, but quite the opposite has happened with many private and illegal landfill sites popping up all over the state, which will take any matter of garbage for a price. The Vermont State legislature has failed in its naive attempts to make the state greener and the land and rivers will suffer from this myopic legislature.