Burke Town Services
The following is a list of services provided to the taxpayers and residents of the Town of Burke. If there is something that is not listed and you want to know about it please, contact the Town Clerk's Office at 467-3717.
Rubbish Removal - Curbside pickup is each Tuesday and Wednesday mornings beginning at 7:00 a.m. You are required to have an orange " B sticker on your rubbish bags or to use a yellow 30 gallon " B rubbish bag. These are sold in the area stores (East Burke Market, Northeast Kingdom Country Store in East Burke, Mike's Gas , Aldrich's General Store, and The Town Clerk's Office in West Burke). The bags and the stickers are $3.00 each for a 30 gallon container anything larger than that will require 2 stickers. We will not pick up rubbish in barrels that are larger than thirty gallons or do not have handles.
Recycling Center- The Recycling Center is located at 212 School Street behind the Town Clerk's Office. The hours are Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon. The following materials are accepted: #I, #2, and #3 thru #7 plastics, mixed paper, boxboard, corrugated cardboard, newspaper, magazines, catalogs, telephone books, aluminum cans, tin Cans, tinfoil pie plates, glass of all colors, bubble wrap, packing peanuts and air packs .We also accept computers, TV's and microwave ovens. Textiles may be dropped off at the Salvation Army Store on Railroad St in St Johnsbury or at the Little Thrift Shop located in the North Church on Main St in St Johnsbury. The HOPE Store in Lyndonville accepts textiles when they have space. Call them at 626-3228 to make sure they are accepting items. All textiles must be clean and gently used. If you wouldn't wear it, please don't donate it! Look for a more detailed listing of acceptable recycle material on the Recycling pages of this website.
You may find Burke's A-Z Guide to recycling in the Solid Waste Documents elsewhere on this website or by clicking this link: burkevermont.org/track.php
You will find additional information about recycling in Vermont at this site: www.facebook.com/VTrecycles/
Compost - We accept compost. The Compost bin is located at the north end of the Recycling Building. There is one bin for compost and another bin holds shredded paper. Please put your compost in the correct bin and then cover it with shredded paper. PLEASE DO NOT PUT COMPOST IN THE SHREDDED PAPER BIN.
Curbside Recycling Pick-up Curbside Recycling Pick-up is done every Thursday. We alternate between East Burke and West Burke. The first pick-up in 2020 will be on Jan. 2nd in West Burke and Jan. 9th in East Burke. Be sure to mark you calendar. A schedule is available in the Town Clerk's Office and is also posted on this website in the "Documents and Forms" section for Solid Waste. Burke does not have "single stream" recycling. Please be sure to sort your recyclables into categories before you put them out for pick-up. You may continue to bring your recyclables to the Recycling Building on School Street in West Burke if you so desire. See listed hours above.
Fund Raisers - Box tops are collected for education. Returnable bottles and cans are collected and given to various groups as fund raisers. We also collect all occasion cards, used eyeglasses and costume jewelry. If someone needs something specific collected and saved, we will try to accommodate them.
Composters - Available for sale for $55 each.
Bulky Waste Day - Held every third Saturday of each month, from May to October, to give everyone the opportunity to get rid of big items such as beds, furniture, TVs, yard stuff, metal and used oil. You must get an authorization slip from the Town Clerk's office. You are allowed to bring up to one pickup load of bulky items. In addition to used oil, the town also accepts car batteries, rechargeable batteries, batteries from battery-operated tools, and florescent light bulbs. There is a $25 charge for refrigerators and freezers. Because it costs the Town to dispose of tires, there is a handling fee. Tires 16" - $8.00, 19.5" - $10.00 and tractor/trailer tires are $20.00. In order to give everyone a chance to attend, the Selectmen have decided to limit the number of certificates to two per year per household. Call the Burke Town Clerk's Office if you wish to receive a certificate. See Also: Rubbish Removal Services.
Haz-Mat Day - Household Hazardous Waste is accepted four times per year. On July 18, 2020 and October 17, 2020 we will hold a Haz-Mat Day in Burke at the Town Garage, off School Street. On May 16, 2020 and Sept. 26, 2020 we will partner with the Town of St Johnsbury and hold a Haz-Mat Day at the Main Street Parking lot in St Johnsbury. See Also: Recycling Hazardous Wastes.
DMV Motor Vehicle Renewals - The Town Clerk's Office renews vehicle registrations for a processing fee of $3.00. You must have your current renewal form generated from the State of VT. Or we can do the renewal on line with a credit card and drivers license number or plate number.
Fish and Wildlife Licenses - You may buy your fishing and hunting licenses during regular office hours.
Notary Public - There are two Notary Publics in the Town Office who can notarize your documents. This service is free to the public.