All Items

Special Indicators:

Expected Fees Hazard Consider Changing Up Special Recycling
  1. Aerosol cans, empty, food grade

    Expect fees
    • You can dispose of these items in your regular recycling.

    • Trash

      You can dispose of this item in your regular trash

  2. Air Conditioners, AC Window units

    Expect fees
  3. Appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, "white goods")

    Expect fees
  4. Applicances (microwaves, coffee pots, blenders, etc)

    Expect fees
  5. Asbestos, Asbestos-containing materials

    Expect fees
    • Asbestos is a hazardous materials (both friable and non-friable) and must be handled and disposed of carefully. Contact the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (802-863-7236, or toll-free in Vermont 800-439-8550) for a list of licensed asbestos abatement contractors. Contact the Vermont Department of Health Lead and Asbestos Program (802-865-7784 or 800-439-8550) for assistance with health concerns about asbestos.

      (802) 863-7236

  6. Asphalt Shingles

    Expect fees
  7. Audio Cassette Tapes

  8. Automobiles, Vehicles, Cars & Trucks

    Expect fees
  9. Automotive & Marine Batteries (Car & Boat)

    Expect fees
  10. Automotive fluids - Transmission, gear, crankcase, & motor oil

    Expect fees
    • Automotive part stores will usually accept used motor oil for recycling. Call your local store to confirm.

      Oil must be clean and non-contaminated, no radiator fluids.

      (802) 476-1875

    • Local mechanics

      Contact your local mechanic. They will often accept used motor oil for disposal.

    • Automotive part stores will usually accept used motor oil for recycling. Call your local store to confirm.

       

      Oil must be clean and non-contaminated, no radiator fluids.

  11. Books

    Expect fees
  12. Boxboard

    Expect fees
    • You can dispose of these items in your regular recycling.

  13. Bread tabs

    Expect fees
  14. Breast pump with rechargeable battery

    Expect fees
  15. Building Materials

    Expect fees
  16. Carpeting & Rugs

    Expect fees
  17. Cell phones

  18. Ceramic toilets, sinks, & fixtures

    Expect fees
  19. Christmas Trees

    • Boy Scout Organization, Barre collection

      This boyscout troop runs a Christmas tree collection every year.

    • Grow Compost is a commercial composting facility that offers food scrap hauling and on-site food scrap drop off. They also sell finished compost.

      (802) 882-8154

    • Some transfer stations accept leaf and yard waste. Follow the link to learn more and find a drop-off near you. Leaf and yard waste can also be composted safely if you have the space to do it in your yard.

    • Public Works Facility

      Some public works facilities accept clean wood waste and/or stumps

    • Some transfer stations in Vermont accept stumps and clean wood debris from landscaping activites.

    • Vermont Compost is a commercial composting facility. They accept food scraps at their drop off site in Montpelier and sell compost for domestic use.

      (802) 223-6049

  20. Clean Wood

    Expect fees
  21. Cleaning Products (oven cleaner, drain opener, toilet cleaners, etc.)

    Expect fees
  22. Clothing

    Expect fees
  23. Computer disks, CDs & DVDs (music, movies, video games)

    Expect fees
  24. Concrete & Masonry

    Expect fees
  25. Construction & Demolition debris

    Expect fees
  26. Copiers & Printers

  27. Dimensional lumber, boards

    Expect fees
  28. Egg Cartons, Paper

    • Some items may be donated to local organizations or groups. Check with local organizations or consider posting your items on Front Porch Forum.

    • You can dispose of these items in your regular recycling.

  29. Egg Cartons, Plastic

    Expect fees
    • You can dispose of these items in your regular recycling.

  30. Eyeglasses

    Expect fees
    • Some items may be donated to local organizations or groups. Check with local organizations or consider posting your items on Front Porch Forum.

    • Lion's Club accepts Eyeglasses for donation. There is an eyeglasses donation box in Berlin Optical Expressions at the Berlin Mall.

      (802) 476-6955

    • Optometrist

      Check with your eye doctor to see if they will take your old glasses for donation or recycling.

  31. Fabric & Textiles

    Expect fees
  32. Fax Machines

    Expect fees
  33. Flower Pots, Plant pots

    Expect fees
  34. Food for donation

    • Some items may be donated to local organizations or groups. Check with local organizations or consider posting your items on Front Porch Forum.

    • There are a number of organizations that accept food donations. Please contact the organizations beforehand. When donating food, it is important to remember that the donation is for human consumption and needs to be handled accordingly. If food looks or smells bad, is moldy, or has damaged packaging do not donate it – compost it!

  35. Food Scraps, Food waste

    Expect fees
  36. Furniture - Couches, Sofas, Recliners, etc.

    Expect fees
  37. Game Consoles, Video Game Systems

    Expect fees
  38. Gift Wrap (metallic)

    Expect fees
    • Trash

      You can dispose of this item in your regular trash

  39. Glassware & Ceramics

    Expect fees
  40. Hand & Power Tools

    Expect fees
  41. Lawn Mower, gas powered, push mower (fluids drained)

    Expect fees
  42. Lead paint chips

    Expect fees
  43. Lead paint wood

    Expect fees
  44. Lead sinkers

    Expect fees
  45. Lighting Fixtures

    Expect fees
  46. Magazines

    • Local schools (for art projects)

      Contact your local schools.

    • You can dispose of these items in your regular recycling.

  47. Mattresses and Box Springs

    Expect fees
  48. Medical Waste

    • Local hospital

      Contact your local hospital. Many hospitals have medication drop boxes and sharps disposal bins.

  49. Mercury Thermostats

  50. Metal Appliances - Dishwashers, Washing Machines, Clothes Dryers etc.

    Expect fees
  51. Metal cans

    • You can dispose of these items in your regular recycling.

    • Consumers may bring any empty containers that were purchased in Vermont and carry the Vermont redemption message to a Certified Redemption Center. Certified Redemption Centers must accept all covered beverage containers that are clean and unbroken. 

  52. Metal roofing & siding

    Expect fees
  53. Motor oil

    Expect fees
    • Automotive part stores will usually accept used motor oil for recycling. Call your local store to confirm.

      Oil must be clean and non-contaminated, no radiator fluids.

      (802) 476-1875

    • Local mechanics

      Contact your local mechanic. They will often accept used motor oil for disposal.

    • Automotive part stores will usually accept used motor oil for recycling. Call your local store to confirm.

       

      Oil must be clean and non-contaminated, no radiator fluids.

  54. Musical Instruments

    • Donate or consign your instruments to the Annual Used Musical Instrument Sale. CVSM prefers instruments that are in playable condition, but items that need common maintenance or small repairs are also a good candidate for selling.

  55. Newspaper

    • You can dispose of these items in your regular recycling.

  56. Oil filters

    Expect fees
  57. Paint & Primers, Stains (Architectural), Deck & Concrete Sealers, Clear finishes (oil-based, latex, varnish, shellac)

  58. Paint Cans, Empty, Metal

    Expect fees
  59. Paper

    • You can dispose of these items in your regular recycling.

  60. Paper bags

    • You can dispose of these items in your regular recycling.

  61. Phone books

    • You can dispose of these items in your regular recycling.

  62. Rags (clean ripped, torn, stained, unusable clothing & textiles)

    Expect fees
  63. Rags, oily

    Expect fees
  64. Refrigerators and Freezers, dorm-style

    Expect fees
  65. Refrigerators and Freezers, standard size or larger

    Expect fees
  66. Scrap Metal

    Expect fees
  67. Sheetrock, Drywall, & Gypsum Board

    Expect fees
  68. Shoes

  69. Stoves / Ovens / Ranges

    Expect fees
  70. Sunglasses

  71. Tennis balls

    Expect fees
  72. Trees, Logs, Stumps, & Roots

    Expect fees
  73. Tyvek

    Expect fees
    • Trash

      You can dispose of this item in your regular trash

    • Tyvek Recycle

      Mail Tyvek to: Tyvek Recycle, 337A Industrial Drive, Petersburg, VA 23803. For info: 804-518-2930 ask for Tyvek Recycles.

      (804) 518-2930

  74. Untreated wood and pallets

    Expect fees
  75. Unused Medications, Prescriptions, & Pharmaceutical drugs & Pills

  76. Vape Pens

    • Vape company

      Contact the manufacturer for recycling options.

  77. VHS tapes

    Expect fees
  78. Water heater

  79. Wheel chairs

    • Med Shed

      Raymond and Sue Toolan run The Med Shed, a voluntary system that acquires and loans used medical equipment for community members at no cost.

      sylak@comcast.net

      (802) 229-0093

  80. Windows & Doors

  81. Wire

    Expect fees
  82. Yard Waste - leaves, grass clippings, brush, branches & limbs under 1"

    Expect fees

Hazards you should be careful with

  • Household Hazardous Waste

    Hazard waste symbols

    Household Hazardous Waste includes many common products that are poisonous, flammable, or toxic. These substances are harmful to humans, wildlife, and the environment and are banned from the landfill. Look for warning words like Caution, Danger, Warning, and Flammable. Make sure to keep these items cool, dry, and out of reach of children and animals. Never pour them down the drain or outside.

    For a fee, you can dispose of these items at our annual household hazardous waste collections or year-round at the Chittenden environmental depot. 

    • Aerosols & Spray cans
    • Ammonia
    • Antifreeze, Coolant, & Glycol
    • Automotive fluids - Transmission, gear, crankcase, & motor oil
    • Ballasts (PCB & Non-PCB, for Fluorescent Lights)
    • Bleach & Bleach-based products
    • Broken Fluorescent Bulbs and CFLs
    • Cleaning Products (oven cleaner, drain opener, toilet cleaners, etc.)
    • Fertilizers
    • Flammable liquids
    • Fuel & Fuel mixes
    • Gasoline & Gas/Oil Mixtures
    • Hydraulic Fluids
    • Kerosene
    • Lead paint chips
    • Lead paint wood
    • Mercury
    • Mothballs
    • Motor oil
    • Oil filters
    • Paint (automotive, non-architectural, not household)
    • Poisons (Pesticides, Insecticides, Fungicides)
    • Solvents (paint thinner, laquer thinner, acetone)
  • Mercury

    mercury thermostats

    Mercury is a shiny, silver liquid that can evaporate into a colorless, odorless vapor. It is harmful to humans and wildlife, and is found in many products including fluorescent bulbs, old thermostats, and thermometers. Handle these items with care to avoid releasing the mercury and poisoning yourself and others. These items should never go in the trash. They can be disposed of at hazardous waste collections or a hazardous waste facility. Mercury devices are covered by a Vermont state EPR program and are free to dispose of. Learn more about mercury devices here. 

    • Broken Fluorescent Bulbs and CFLs
    • Fluorescent & CFL Bulbs, Lamps & Tubes
    • Mercury Thermostats
    • Mercury-containing devices (thermometers, switches, relays, sensors)
  • E-waste

    E-Stack

     

    Electronic waste is banned from the landfill because it contains heavy metals and toxins; and has valuable recyclable components. This includes TV's, computers, and accessories like monitors, printers, and hard drives. These items are covered by Vermont state EPR programs, so they are free to recycle. Find a recycling location here.

    • Computer monitors (any type- CRTs, Flat-panel, LCD, & Plasma displays)
    • Computer peripherals - mouse, keyboards, scanners, external hard drives, modems, routers, computer speakers
    • Computers, Desktops, laptops, notebooks, & netbooks
    • Copiers & Printers
    • Tablets, Media-Players, E-Readers
    • Televisions, TVs, CRTs, Flat-panel, LCD, & Plasma displays
  • Batteries

    batteries

    Batteries are banned from the landfill in Vermont. They can catch fire and explode if handled or stored improperly. Tape the terminal ends of used batteries with clear packing tape, and bring them to a collection center to be recycled. You can recycle batteries for free through Vermont's EPR program, Call2Recycle.

    • Automotive & Marine Batteries (Car & Boat)
    • Batteries, electric bike, electric car, industrial (non household)
    • Batteries, household (Rechargeable & Single-use, alkaline, lithium, button cell, etc.)
    • Breast pump with rechargeable battery
    • CD & DVD Players
    • Cell phones
    • Computers, Desktops, laptops, notebooks, & netbooks
    • Game Consoles, Video Game Systems
    • Hand & Power Tools
    • iPods, MP3 & Music Players
    • Lead Acid Batteries
    • Vacuum Cleaners
    • Vape Pens
  • Mortality Composting

    Dead animals may be buried or composted on your property, following guidelines from the state. For additional details, contact the State of Vermont Solid Waste Management Program at 802-828-1138.

    • Dead Animals, Roadkill, Slaughter waste
  • Aerosols

    Empty food-grade aerosol cans may be recycled in the blue-bin. Other aerosol cans like spray paint, adhesives, pesticides, cleaners, etc. must go to Household Hazardous Waste Collections or a Hazwaste facility.

    • Aerosol cans, empty, food grade
    • Aerosols & Spray cans
  • Smoke detectors

    smoke detector

    Some smoke detectors contain a small amount of radioactive material called americium 241 (am-er-ish'-ee-um). Look on the back of the unit for the designation Am 241. Some dual function alarms, for smoke and carbon monoxide detection, also contain americium. Single purpose Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors do not use radioactive substances; they can be recycled with other e-waste. Smoke detectors can be recycled at the ARCC. Find an E-Waste recycling facility here.

    • Smoke Detectors
  • Flammable or Explosive

    flammable/explosive symbols

    This item is flammable or explosive and must be handled carefully and disposed of properly.

    • Aerosols & Spray cans
    • Ammunition
    • Fertilizers
    • Fireworks & Explosives
    • Flammable liquids
    • Fuel & Fuel mixes
    • Gasoline & Gas/Oil Mixtures
    • Helium Tanks, 20 pound size
    • Kerosene
    • Propane tanks
    • Rags, oily
    • Solvents (paint thinner, laquer thinner, acetone)
  • Asbestos

    Asbestos is a hazardous materials (both friable and non-friable) and must be handled and disposed of carefully. It was used in some types of building materials and can be dangerous if disturbed during construction and demolition projects. Learn more about the dangers of asbestos exposure here.  

    Contact the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (802)-863-7236, or toll-free in Vermont 800-439-8550) for a list of licensed asbestos abatement contractors or find an asbestos contractor here. Contact the Vermont Department of Health Lead and Asbestos Program (802-865-7784 or 800-439-8550) for assistance with health concerns about asbestos.

     

    • Asbestos, Asbestos-containing materials

Special Instructions

  • 2x2 Rule

    Objects smaller than 2 x 2 inches and larger than 2 x 2 feet should not go in the blue bin.

    • Beer Bottle caps
    • Caps & Lids (Metal)
    • Caps & Lids (Plastic)
    • Plastic bins and totes
    • Plastic containers #1 (PET) and #2 (HDPE)
    • Prescription pill, Vitamin, & Supplement bottles
    • Recyclables - Paper, Cardboard, Glass, Aluminum, Steel, and Hard Plastics
    • Tape dispenser & cores
  • Foil

    Collect and ball up clean aluminum foil until it is at least 2 x 2 inches (approx. the size of a tennis ball) in size before recycling it in the blue bin. Make sure it's not covered in food or it will attract pests.

    • Aluminum cans, pie plates, and foil
  • Safer Choices - Cleaning Products

    Third Party Certifications

    Some cleaning products contain chemicals that can be harmful to human and environmental health. Look for third party certifications from groups like the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and EPA Safer Choice. Learn more about how to reduce toxics in your home here. We also have recipes for non-toxic cleaning solutions available on our website.

    • Ammonia
    • Bleach & Bleach-based products
    • Cleaning Products (oven cleaner, drain opener, toilet cleaners, etc.)
    • Household Cleaner Packaging (pump heads, spray triggers, etc.)
  • Reduce Your Use - Paints

    Plan a paint job in order to buy only what you need. Unused paint can be recycled all around Vermont. Find a paint recycling location here.
    Empty paint cans can go in the trash or recycling.

    • Aerosols & Spray cans
    • Paint & Primers, Stains (Architectural), Deck & Concrete Sealers, Clear finishes (oil-based, latex, varnish, shellac)
    • Paint Cans, Empty, Metal
    • Paint Cans, Empty, Plastic
  • Reduce Your Use - Cleaners

    safer cleaning

    Many household cleaners contain chemicals that can be harmful to human and environmental health. You can make safe cleaning supplies out of household ingredients like baking soda and white vinegar. When buying, look for third party certifications from groups like the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and EPA Safer Choice. Learn more about how to reduce toxics in your home and choose safer cleaning supplies

    • Ammonia
    • Bleach & Bleach-based products
    • Cleaning Products (oven cleaner, drain opener, toilet cleaners, etc.)
    • Solvents (paint thinner, laquer thinner, acetone)
  • Reduce Your Use - Poisons

    Poison

    Poisons (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides) can be dangerous for humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. Reduce your use of poisons by controlling conditions to discourage pests and look into Integrated Pest Management Practices (IPM). Store unused poisons away from children and water sources, and make sure to dispose of them at a household hazardous waste collection  or hazardous waste facility.

    • Fertilizers
    • Poisons (Pesticides, Insecticides, Fungicides)
  • Reduce Your Use - Mercury

    CFLs

    Fluorescent lamps contain mercury (Hg), which can escape and poison people and wildlife. Safer alternatives to mercury lamps include LED bulbs, which also use less energy. Mercury thermometers and thermostats can be recycled through special programs and replaced (sometimes with rebates). They can be disposed of at hazardous waste collections or a hazardous waste facility. Mercury devices are covered by a Vermont state EPR program and are free to dispose of. Learn more about mercury devices here. 

    • Broken Fluorescent Bulbs and CFLs
    • Fluorescent & CFL Bulbs, Lamps & Tubes
    • Mercury Thermostats
    • Mercury-containing devices (thermometers, switches, relays, sensors)
  • Caps & Lids

    Keep caps & lids on plastic bottles (after rinsing and drying), and put into blue bin recycling. Loose plastic lids are too small to be recycled at recycling facilities and become contamination in the glass.

    • Caps & Lids (Metal)
    • Caps & Lids (Plastic)
    • Plastic bottles and jugs
  • Paper

    Use both sides before recycling. Shredded paper (uncoated only) can also be added to compost as browns.

    • Gift Wrap, Wrapping paper (non metalic)
    • Paper
  • Packing Materials

     

     

    Some office or mailing stores will take packing materials for reuse. Call your local store to find out. They do not want hard blocks of Styrofoam, but may accept packing peanuts. The ARCC will take stretchy plastic, but not Styrofoam, packing peanuts or paper.

    • Packing materials, air pillows, bubble wrap
    • Styrofoam blocks & packaging
    • Styrofoam peanuts
  • Paper, shredded

    Shredded paper must be recycled in a clear, tied bag. It is the ONLY blue bin recyclable that should be bagged. Shredded paper can also be added to compost as browns.

    • Documents for shredding
    • Recyclables - Paper, Cardboard, Glass, Aluminum, Steel, and Hard Plastics
    • Shredded Paper
  • Pizza boxes

    Pizza boxes can be recycled, but they must be free of food residue. A bit of grease is okay.

    • Pizza boxes
  • Plastic bags

    Make sure plastic bags are clean and dry prior to recycling at a participating plastic bag drop-off site. Most grocery stores have a bag recycling bin. We encourage you to reuse plastic bags, or refuse them and switch to using reusable bags instead.

    Te following plastic film can be recycled (must be stretchy, not crinkly):

    • ​Produce bags (not compostable)
    • Bread bags (no paper, not crinkly)
    • Dry cleaning bags
    • Carry-out bags
    • Case wrap
    • Stretch film
    • Newspaper bags
    • Ziplocs and "baggies" food storage bags
    • Product overwrap (plastic wrap for toilet paper, etc)
    • Plastic bags
    • Plastic Bags (stretchy plastic film)
    • Zip Loc Food Storage Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam

     

    Styrofoam is not recyclable in Vermont. Styrofoam peanuts can be reused in packaging or returned to certain shipping businesses. Sometimes stores will take back styrofoam packaging. Use alternatives when possible (e.g. reusable cups/containers instead of styrofoam cups/containers).

    • Styrofoam blocks & packaging
    • Styrofoam peanuts
  • Textiles

     

    Consider turning old textiles into napkins, face masks, or rags. Mend, donate, swap or give away when possible. The ARCC will not take rags, curtains, towels or blankets.

    • Fabric & Textiles
  • Tyvek

    DuPont Tyvek is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). It is not paper, but can be recycled for use in a variety of new products, including plastic lumber for picnic tables, park benches, construction fencing and mud flaps. To recycle small quantities (less than 25 envelopes per month), turn any Tyvek envelope inside out, so the unprinted white surface shows on the outside. Stuff the inside-out Tyvek envelope with other used Tyvek envelopes for recycling.

    • Tyvek
  • Catalogs

    1) Contact companies and ask to be removed from mailing list if unwanted.

    2) Go to Catalog Choice (https://www.catalogchoice.org) and register for the catalogs you do and don’t want to receive.

    3) To remove your name from most national direct marketing lists, register online with the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) Mail Preference Service. OR, send a written request with your name and as it appears on all catalog labels and a $3 processing fee to: DMAchoice, Data & Marketing Association P.O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512

    • Catalogs
    • Junk Mail
    • Magazines
  • Black plastic

     

    Black plastics are not recyclable in Vermont. If the item contains or is made with black plastic, it must be placed in the trash.

    • CD covers, Jewel cases
    • Flower Pots, Plant pots
    • Recyclables - Paper, Cardboard, Glass, Aluminum, Steel, and Hard Plastics
  • Drywall

    Drywall (if clean, unpainted and reusable) may be taken for reuse by ReStore or ReSource. Call stores for details.

    • Sheetrock, Drywall, & Gypsum Board
  • Tanglers

     

    Materials like wire, fabric, cords, and rope clog and tangle machinery at the recycling facility. Make sure to keep these kinds of items out of the blue bin.

    • Bike (bicycle) Tires and Tubes
    • Clothing
    • Cords, cables, adaptors, and electrical wires
    • Fabric & Textiles
    • Instrument Strings
    • Packing materials, air pillows, bubble wrap
    • Phones (Landline)
    • Plastic bags
    • Plastic Bags (stretchy plastic film)
    • Rags (clean ripped, torn, stained, unusable clothing & textiles)
    • Rags, oily
    • Recyclables - Paper, Cardboard, Glass, Aluminum, Steel, and Hard Plastics
    • Tyvek
    • Wire
  • Rinse your Recyclables

    Rinse Recycling

    Before putting your recyclables in the bin, rinse off food residue. The people who sort your recyclables will appreciate not having to deal with stuck-on old food residue and the critters it attracts!

    • Aluminum cans, pie plates, and foil
    • Glass Bottles & Jars
    • Metal cans
    • Plastic bottles and jugs
    • Plastic containers #1 (PET) and #2 (HDPE)
    • Recyclables - Paper, Cardboard, Glass, Aluminum, Steel, and Hard Plastics
    • Steel cans
  • Broken Fluorescent Bulbs and CFLs

    Fluorescent lamps contain mercury (Hg), which can escape and poison people and wildlife. If a fluorescent or CFL bulb breaks, follow these cleanup instructions from the Vermont Department of Health:

    • DO NOT VACUUM OR SWEEP up the broken lamp, as this may spread any mercury vapor that is present to other rooms. Keep all people and pets away from the breakage area.
    • Ventilate the room by closing all interior doors and vents, opening windows and any exterior doors in the room and leaving the room (restrict access) for at least 15 minutes.
    • Remove all materials you can, and don’t use a vacuum cleaner.
      • Wear disposable gloves if available
      • Carefully scoop up the glass fragments and powder with a stiff paper or cardboard (such as playing cards or index cards)
      • Pick up any remaining small pieces of glass and powder using sticky tape (such as masking or duct tape)
      • Wipe the area clean with a damp paper towel or disposable wet wipe
    • Place all cleanup materials (cardboard, gloves, tape, etc.) into a glass or rigid container with a lid.
    • Wash your hands.
    • Leave windows in the affected room open as long as practical (weather permitting).

    Broken fluorescent bulbs may be disposed of at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection or Hazardous Waste Facility.

    • Broken Fluorescent Bulbs and CFLs
  • Lawn Mowers, Gas Powered

    In order to be recycled gas powered lawn mowers, and any other metal, motorized lawn tool, must be drained of all fluids before bringing to a metals recycler.

    • Lawn Mower, gas powered, push mower (fluids drained)
  • Manage hazardous products containers

    Empty containers for hazardous products such as household cleaners, automotive fluids, and pesticids, herbicides should be placed in the trash (NOT recyclable). Use all of the product, do not rinse.

    If any amount of the original product remains in the container, bring to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    If you are unsure whether the product is hazardous, visit our What is Hazardous Waste page for examples

    • Hazardous Product Containers, Empty
    • Oil & hazardous fluid containers, empty, (bleach bottles, cleaner bottles, pesticide containers, etc)
  • Hearing Aids

    Before donating or disposing of hearing aids, remove batteries and recycle batteries. To find a battery recycling location near you, go here or to the CVSWMD ARCC.

    • Hearing Aids (batteries removed)

Special Recycling

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs fund disposal programs for certain items. Vermont's EPR programs include batteries, fluorescent bulbs, paint, mercury-containing devices, and certain electronics. Learn more at the VT Department of Environmental Conservation website.

  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Batteries, household (Rechargeable & Single-use, alkaline, lithium, button cell, etc.)
  • Cell phones
  • Computers, Desktops, laptops, notebooks, & netbooks
  • Copiers & Printers
  • Computer monitors (any type- CRTs, Flat-panel, LCD, & Plasma displays)
  • Fluorescent & CFL Bulbs, Lamps & Tubes
  • Mercury Thermostats
  • Paint & Primers, Stains (Architectural), Deck & Concrete Sealers, Clear finishes (oil-based, latex, varnish, shellac)
  • Televisions, TVs, CRTs, Flat-panel, LCD, & Plasma displays
  • Computer peripherals - mouse, keyboards, scanners, external hard drives, modems, routers, computer speakers
  • Tablets, Media-Players, E-Readers