Sheffield, located in the northwestern portion of
's Northeast Kingdom
(NEK), was chartered on October 25, 1793 and has an area of 32.62 square
miles at a mean elevation of 907 feet above sea level (ASL).
3249 VT Route
) is administered by the
Unified District 37 which is comprised of the towns of
and adjoining Wheelock and is open to pre-kindergarten to 8th grade students of
School Board meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 6:00 P.M. in the Art and Music Room at the Miller's Run School. See the links in the Links section.
Each Labor Day Sheffield holds its annual Field Day, with a parade and various activities, contests and events, to benefit the Sheffield-Wheelock Fire Department, Food Pantry, camp scholarships and other worthwhile causes.
is the site of a 16
turbine commercial wind energy operation. The turbines are designed to
generate 100,000 megawatt hours of energy, enough to power approximately
homes. The operators of the wind farm pay
$520,000 annually and
some $250,000 to the State Education Fund from the operation of the wind
Mathewson State Forest
is a 795 acre forest located in Sheffield and the adjoining towns of Wheelock
and Sutton. Mathewson State Forest offers opportunities for primitive
camping, hiking and cold water fishing.
is part of the
Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD). Sheffield and Wheelock
jointly operate the Transfer Station where residents of both towns, after
having obtained a valid permit sticker, can dispose of their household refuse
and, more importantly, recyclable materials. The more that is recycled the
less must be disposed of and the lower the cost to operate the Transfer
Station and, ultimately, to the residents of
and Wheelock. The
Transfer Station is open between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Wednesday and
The Transfer Station is NOT for the disposal of commercial waste.
Bulky Days are those designated dates on which large and/or bulky items, such as bedding,
furniture, etc., may be brought to the Transfer Station for disposal. As the cost to operate the Transfer Station is reflected in the taxes that the residents of Sheffield and Wheelock must pay, everything that helps reduce that cost is a direct savings to the taxpayers of the communities. To help minimize expenses and ensure that there is the right amount of container space for all items, it is requested that anyone who will be disposing of items at an upcoming Bulky Day contact the Transfer Station personnel as soon as possible at (802) 626-8117 between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. on any Wednesday or Saturday and let the personnel there know, as accurately as possible, what items will be brought for disposal.
Recyclables accepted at the Sheffield / Wheelock Transfer Station
- Aluminum cans, pie plates and foil items (Please rinse)
- Steel/Tin cans (Please rinse) Please thoroughly rinse all cat and dog food cans
- Aerosol cans
- Glass bottles and jars (Please rinse) Remove lids and recycle separately
- Plastic bags
- # 1 through # 4 Plastic bottles, jugs, and other containers (Please rinse) Please flatten gallon jugs whenever possible
- Boxboard (non-corrugated) including white pizza boxes and egg cartons; also the covers of any hard cover books
- Corrugated cardboard including brown pizza boxes and all pizza trays that are not oil soaked
- All paper including newspaper, magazines, catalogs, office paper, paper mail and envelopes; also soft cover books and the inside pages of hard cover books
- Brown paper including bags and packing paper
- Shredded paper (not bagged)
- Hard and soft cover books
- Rechargeable batteries
- Alkaline batteries
- Compact fluorescent bulbs go in the box next to the aerosol can barrel (Fluorescent tubes of any length must be taken to the NEK Waste Management site in Lyndonville)
- Scrap metal
- Compostable food and meat scraps, fats; NO oils, liquids or other residues (Please see signs posted by the composting containers for specifics)
Additional items including electronics and tires are recycled at the NEK Waste Management site in Lyndonville.
A complete list of items accepted at their site may be found at www.nekwmd.org
Items of Question that must be treated as waste:
Wax or plastic coated cartons or containers (Milk, juice, ice cream, etc.)
- Disposable diapers (children’s or adult’s)
- Sanitary pads
- Band-Aids, gauze pads or other wound closures and coverings
- Used paper tissues
- Kitty litter
- Packaged meat absorbent sheets aka “diapers”
- Syringes and needles are NOT recyclable! They must be disposed of in the compactor trash.