VT Waste Not Guide


Residents of Vermont can now recycle all household batteries by dropping them at convenient collection sites. While 70 percent of Vermonters are aware household batteries can be recycled, only 42 percent have actually recycled their batteries in the past year. In 2015, there were over 650,000 pounds of batteries sold in Vermont, but only 36,000 pounds were collected for recycling. This initiative will simplify battery recycling for Vermont residents, as they will no longer need to separate single-use batteries from rechargeable batteries. Accessibility is also an important factor, as Vermont residents will be able to bring their spent batteries to over 100 convenient drop-off sites, including retailers, municipalities, libraries, and other frequently visited locations. - See more at: http://www.call2recycle.org/#sthash.3HjPRx00.dpuf

Electronic Waste

ewaste whiteboxThe FREE Vermont E-Cycles electronic recycling program established collection locations that are located statewide and operate year-round (click here for a list of locations). All computers, monitors, printers, computer peripherals and TVs - regardless of brand, age, or condition - are accepted for FREE recycling AT OUR Johnson, Morrisville, and Stowe Transfer Stations.

Vermont’s electronic waste law bans the disposal of certain electronic devices and provides for FREE and convenient collection of computers, monitors, printers, computer peripherals, and televisions for covered entities: consumers, charities, school districts, and small businesses that employ 10 or fewer individuals.

Other individuals who bring in seven (7) or fewer devices can also recycle at no charge. All other banned electronic devices other than those mentioned above are also accepted at these locations; however, there may be a fee to dispose of those items.

Locate a Vermont E-Cycles collection location near you Or call toll free at: 1-855-6ecycle

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Paint is now accepted year round at various collectors throughout the state of Vermont. This program is approved by the state legislator and possible through PaintCare. For more information and details, visit www.paintcare.org.

When you use recycled paint you reduce the demand for production of new paint made from virgin materials, reduce the amount of newly manufactured paint that must be transported, and keep perfectly good paint from having to be thrown away.

Smart purchasing decisions also reduce the impact of hazardous materials on the environment. Local Color Paint is produced by the Chittenden Solid Waste District and is available for purchase at ReSource in Morrisville.

 Used Motor Oil

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Motor oil needs to be disposed of properly and cannot be included in regular household trash. Many local businesses will accept your used oil all year round. A list of local acceptors of used motor oil for do-it-yourselfers can be accessed by  CLICKING HERE.

Store oil in containers that are in good condition.  Locate the containers on an impervious surface like concrete or asphalt and keep them protected from the elements until you can recycle your used oil appropriately.


Carton Recycling

At this point in time we cannot recycle cartons within the state of Vermont. If you are dedicated to reducing the amount of waste you send to the landfill you can CLICK HERE for information on when cartons may be recyclable in Vermont.

Consider eliminating your use of cartons all together by using other products such as: beverage dispensing machines, beverages in plastic or glass containers, using your own reusable containers.