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McNeil Generating Station

Waste Wood Yard

111 Intervale Road, Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-864-7446

The wood that is dropped off there is generated into electricity at the McNeil Generating Station. Yard waste (smaller than six cubic yards) is composted at the Green Mountain Compost facility in Williston.

The yard accepts clean waste wood at no charge, including wood that has never been painted, stained, treated or glued; brush, tree trimmings, trunks and limbs up to six feet long and two feet in diameter; stumps up to two feet in diameter that are free of dirt and stones. Pressure-treated wood, plywood and particle board are not accepted, nor are cable spools unless completely disassembled and all hardware removed. Nails, screws, and staples in wood are accepted, but not spikes, hinges, straps or heavy metal appendages of any sort.

More About McNeil

Learn more about the McNeil's history and technical details.

Winter hours
Monday, November 13th through April 15th

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday - Friday: 8 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Summer hours
April 16 through mid-November

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

The Waste Wood Yard is closed on all major holidays. 

Commercial Landscapers Note: Starting August 31, 2018 we will no longer accept commercial landscapers' loads of yard waste at the McNeil Station waste wood yard. All commercial landscapers must deliver directly to Green Mountain Compost at 1042 Redmond Road in Williston. We will still accept wood debris from commercial landscapers, but not yard waste.
Dave MacDonnell
Dave MacDonnell, our Director of Generation, grew up as the second of seven children in Bath, Maine, known as "The City of Ships" for its place in our nation's shipbuilding history. A 1980 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, Dave received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering, and a U.S. Coast Guard license to operate boilers and turbines on merchant vessels. Dave has been an employee of BED for over 30 years.

McNeil Station Joint Ownership Operating Committee

Past Meeting Minutes: 2014 | 2015 | 2016

Minutes Of Previous Meetings

Meeting minutes are posted in draft format within five days.
Approval of those minutes will then be voted on at the following meeting.
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