Burke, Vermont Town Charter Granted February 26, 1782

Burke Recycling Center

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2017 Summary of Activities

The Recycle Center has taken in at least 121.12 tons of recyclables. That does not include all the newspaper, cardboard, books, metal, electronics, packing peanuts, etc., which go out with residents who are moving, doing some gardening, farming or some project they are working on. 

Please remember that burning trash is not only harmful and illegal but it is getting more expensive. The state and Municipalities now have the power to issue tickets and fine violators up to $500 for illegal trash burning. This includes burning trash outdoors in piles or burn barrels, or in woodstoves or enclosed incinerators.

We thought everyone would like to know the figures for solid waste for Burke the past five years.

Solid Waste of Burke Town, 2012-2016
Tonage 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Rubbish 318.0 334.53 302.7 270.4 285.8
Bulky Days 17.7 23.7 18.9 20.99 22.3




If everyone in the town just did composting and recycling the garbage tonnage would start to go down even with population increase. We have several new composters available for sale for $55.00 each

Returnable deposit bottles and cans donated at the recycling center brought in about $1,500 for six different non-profit organizations this year. This money helped the Burke Senior Meal Site, the West Burke Library and several local groups raising funds for the Amercian Cancer Society, among others. We continue to collect box tops for the Burke Town School.

Thank you to the people of Burke for their support of the recycling center. If anyone needs help with collecting items for projects please feel free to ask. We also continue to collect packing peanuts, used oil, batteries, cell phones, and florescent bulbs.


Wednesday   3 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Thursday       3 P.M. - 6 P.M
Saturday        8 A.M. - 12 P.M.


Source: 2017 Annual Report, Town of Burke, Vermont


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