Recycling & Trash

 

Groton partners with Ryegate in operating a Recycling Center in East Ryegate (directions below).  For a list of recyclable items and the Center hours, check the Ryegate Recycling Guide.  The Groton/Ryegate Center is operated by volunteers from Ryegate and Groton.

 

As of

April 24, 2010

 

Bulky Waste Drop off is now offered as a standard service at the Recycling Center during their normal hours of operation. There will no longer be Bulky Waste Days in Groton and Ryegate.  For more information, see the Ryegate Recycling Guide.

 

New Recycling Building in East Ryegate

Open as of November 8, 2008

Household Trash Bags: Pete’s Rubbish Removal service collects bagged trash at the Ryegate Recycling Center on Saturday mornings for a fee. 

 

Groton and Ryegate are part of the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD) which operates a large processing facility in Lyndonville.  The material collected at the Ryegate center is periodically transported to Lyndonville where it is combined with material from 35 other towns of the Northeast Kingdom and sold.

 

If you are interested in volunteering several hours a month at the recycle center, please ask at the Recycle Center.

 

Directions from Groton to the Groton/Ryegate Recycling Center in East Ryegate:

 

Short, Scenic Route

1 mile East of Groton on Route 302, turn left onto Witherspoon Rd.

Go 4.5 miles to the end of Witherspoon Rd. (is Ryegate Center)

Turn left onto N. Bayley-Hazen Road and right immediately onto East Rd.

Go 2.2 miles to the end of East Rd. Turn left onto Ryegate Rd (Route 5 N).

Go 0.6 mile to Papermill Rd (is East Ryegate). 

Turn right onto Papermill and immediately right onto School St.

Go 0.3 mile on School St to the Recycle Center.

 

Long Route

Go 10 miles East of Groton on Route 302 to Route 5 in Wells River. 

Turn left (north) on Route 5.  Go 4.1 miles to Papermill Rd (is East Ryegate). 

Turn right onto Papermill Rd and immediately right onto School St.

Go 0.3 mile on School St to the Recycle Center.