Chipping in for Dumpsters and Beyond

Have you always wanted to own part of a Dumpster? Now is the opportunity of a lifetime. As towns continue to clean up from Irene, they face enormous costs. For example, a single dumpster to remove rubble and the fixings of one’s life costs $1200 dollars. It become a chicken and an egg situation. If towns want to continue cleaning up, they have to have a way to get rid of debris. But to get rid of debris, they need dumpsters. One simple way to help? Donate a few dollars to help towns defray the costs of dumpsters or the cost of fuel to run heavy equipment for a day (almost $300 for a single piece of equipment).

This is a great project for kids looking to help; encourage them to make a goal (1/4 of a dumpster, half a dumpster etc) and get creative about how to raise the dollars.

Here’s a partial list of towns with Irene-specific funds set up:

Relief For Rochester Vermont c/o Town of Rochester P.O. Box 238 Rochester, VT, 05767

Pittsfield Federated Church Hurricane Relief Fund P.O. Box 623 Pittsfield, VT 05762

Wilmington Infrastructure: Please make checks payable to “Town of Wilmington Flood Relief Fund” and mail to Town of Wilmington, PO Box 217, Wilmington, VT 05363.

Dover Flood Donations and mail to Town of Dover, c/o Nona Monis, P.O. Box 428, W. Dover, VT 05356.

Killington Town Manager Attn: Relief 2076 River Road Killington, VT 05751

Waterbury Good Neighbor Fund C/o Waterbury Congregational Church 8 North Main St. Waterbury, VT 05676

Mad River Valley Community Fund P.O. Box 353 Waitsfield, VT 05673

Londonderry, Jamaica, Stratton, Weston, Wardsboro, and Winhall. Donations can be made online at

Hancock Relief Fund (please make checks payable to Hancock Relief Fund) P.O. Box 37 Hancock, VT 05748

Stockbridge – Disaster Relief PO Box 39 Stockbridge, VT 05772 Online donations are accepted at

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