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, Residents in CVSWMD’s member towns can dispose of these items at our annual household hazardous waste collections. Vermont residents can also dispose of most of these items year-round at the Chittenden environmental depot. 

  • Aerosol cans, not empty, toxics (pesticides, paint, solvents, etc.)
  • Ammonia
  • Antifreeze, coolant, and glycol
  • Automotive fluids - transmission, gear, crankcase, and motor oil
  • Bleach and bleach-based products
  • Broken fluorescent bulbs and CFLs
  • Cleaning products, hazardous (oven and toilet cleaners, drain openers, etc.)
  • Fertilizers, chemical
  • Flammable liquids
  • Fuel and fuel mixes
  • Gasoline and gas/oil mixtures
  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Kerosene
  • Light bulbs/lamps, Fluorescent, broken
  • Mercury (liquid, loose, broken mercury-containing products)
  • Mothballs (paradichlorobenzene)
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Paint (automotive, non-architectural, not household)
  • Poisons, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides
  • Solvents (paint thinner, laquer thinner, acetone)