Board of Health

The Barre Board of Health (BoH) is required by state statutes and regulations to perform many duties relative to the protection of public health including the control of disease, the promotion of sanitary living conditions and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution.  

This is accomplished through the inspection of food establishments, on-site wastewater systems, wells, public accommodations (hotels/motels/inns), housing, pools and beaches; the investigation of communicable diseases and nuisances; and the oversight of solid waste management and recycling.  

Many of the board’s responsibilities are also coordinated with housing and plumbing inspections and the department of public works as well as other regional and state agencies.


Not sure what you should put in the bin? Check below.

Mattress Recycling

Mattress/boxspring recycling passes can now be purchased online at the following link.


Mattresses that are deemed unsuitable for recycling:

  • Excessively torn, punctured, soiled, or moldy items.
  • Twisted or crushed mattresses, or broken box springs.
  • Wet or frozen mattresses or box springs.
  • Mattresses or box springs infested with bed bugs or other pests.
  • Futon mattresses, fold-out sofa beds.
  • Mattress pads or toppers.
  • Infant sleeping pads; air or water beds; any other furniture or textiles.