Recyclopedia

Adhesives

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road Transfer Station or on a Hazardous Collection Day

Aluminum cans, pie plates & foil

RecycleDispose

Items larger than 2" and smaller than 2' accepted as recycling if clean and dry

Put in scrap metal if smaller than 2" and larger than 2' and not clean or dry

 

Answering Machine

ReuseDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as E-Waste at all Transfer Stations for a nominal charge

 

Antifreeze

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road Transfer Station or on a Hazardous Collection Day

 

Arts and Craft supplies

Reuse

Try using what materials you don't want to get creative! Many arts supplies are not accepted in recycling. Visit Trash matcher for artistic ideas.

 

Asbestos

Dispose

ONLY Non-friable Asbestos accepted at Gleason Rd - Fees may vary

 

Aseptic Containers

  • Milk and juice cartons- see Gable-top

 

Asphalt Shingles

  • See Construction Debris

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, may not be thrown in trash

Bring to Gleason Rd or a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Automobiles

Donate

Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Vermont. They offer a free and easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. We pick-up or tow away cars free of charge, anywhere in Vermont, whether they run or not. Vehicles are either recycled or auctioned off and proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Vermont. Visit http://vermont.wheelsforwishes.org/ for information. Cars To Cure Breast Cancer accepts donated vehicles and either recycles or auctions them off. Earned proceeds from the sale of the vehicle benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. All donations help to fund breast cancer research so that we can one day see a cure for breast cancer.


Visit http://www.carstocurebreastcancer.org/vermont. Good News Garage accepts donated cars, vans, or trucks, repairs them and gives them to families in need of transportation. Free pick up and towing. Easy online donation or call toll-free 877-GIVE-AUTO (877-448-3288). Vehicle donations may receive a higher tax deduction if used in the program. Visit: http://www.goodnewsgarage.org/. (800) 232-6570. Donations accepted from individuals, companies, municipalities, whether vehicles run or not. (Free pick-up and towing). Scrap metal recyclers will often purchase cars. See the scrap metal entry for recyclers. Auto recyclers that purchase cars for parts and manage the process in an environmentally sound way may be found through these sites: greenvehicledisposal.com, mrcarjunk.com, charity car.us.

 

Baby's items

ReuseDonate

Reduce the amount of child care items used by renting or finding secondhand items and using cloth diapers

Attempt to donate or sell items if your children outgrow them

 

Ballasts

Dispose

If they contain PCBs, they are Hazardous Waste, may not be thrown into landfill

  • Bring to Gleason Rd or a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Without PCBs, may be put with scrap metal

Barbed Wire

Dispose

Accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations

 

Barrels

Recycle

Clean metal or plastic barrels are accepted at all Transfer Stations as recycling

 

Bathtubs

Reuse/DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

If more than 80% metal, accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations

Accepted as landfill as last resort

 

Batteries

Dispose

Considered hazardous waste. Click here to find drop-off locations for battery recycling

Lithium batteries can be dangerous if damaged or handled improperly; read this guide to know how to recognize and properly handle them

Accepted at Gleason Rd as Hazardous Waste

 

Beds

Donate

Dispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as landfill at Transfer Stations

 

Bicycle

DonateRecycle

If your bike is in good condition, consider donating it to Bike Recycle Vermont, a non-profit organization that refurbishes and distributes bikes to Vermonters who could not otherwise afford one. Donations of funds are accepted, but not required. Pick-up service is available for those who cannot transport their bikes. Call (802) 264-9687

Accepted for scrap metal recycling at all RCSWD transfer stations.

 

Bleach

Dispose

Accepted as Hazardous Waste at all Transfer Stations, not to be put in landfill

Bring to a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Blenders

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as E-Waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Blow Dryers

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as E-Waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Boats

DonateRecycleDispose

Contact a local marina to see if they need the boat for parts

If your boat is made of metal or aluminum a local scrap metal recycler may be interested in taking it.

Fiberglass boats may be disposed of at either one of the two transfer stations located in Williston. Please call before heading over since some size restrictions or limitations may apply

 

Boilers

Dispose

Decommissioned boilers (gas, oil or wood-fired) may be disposed of at the Gleason road transfer station. These units may contain hazardous materials such as refrigerant, mercury devices, capacitors and ballasts. Once the boiler is inspected and any hazardous materials are removed, it will be recycled as scrap metal

 

Books

DonateRecycleDispose

Contact your local library to see if they would accept them

Paperback books may be recycled at any transfer station

Large quantities of unwanted hardback books may be dropped off at a transfer station for a charge.

Wet, moldy, or mildewy books must be thrown in the trash.

 

Bottle caps

RecycleDispose
No caps smaller than 2 inches in diameter are accepted in the blue bin for recycling. Larger caps (plastic or metal), such as those from peanut butter jars, may be added to the blue bin, but should be removed from the container first.Metal bottle caps may be collected in a small container and added to the scrap metal bin at any RCSWD Drop-Off Center.

 

Bottles

Recycle

Plastic bottles #1 - #7 may be recycled with caps on

Glass bottles may be reused or recycled with caps removed

 

Brake Fluid

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, accepted at Transfer Stations

Bring to a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Bread Machines

DonateDispose

Sell or donate if still in good condition

Accepted as E-Waste at Transfer Stations

 

Bricks

DonateDispose

Contact local contracting business if they would like them

Accepted at Transfer Stations

 

Broken glass

Dispose

Wrap in a paper towel so all sharps are covered and place in trash

 

Bubble wrap

ReuseRecycleDispose

Reuse for sending out other packages

Thin plastic film recycling- see plastic bags

Accepted as landfill at Transfer Stations

 

Building materials

  • See Construction Debris

Burlap

ReuseDonate

Makes great garden mulch, if weathered over a year of garden activity it can be added to a compost pile- post on Front Porch Forum to see if neighbors want it

Landfill at last resort

 

Buttons

  • See Art Supplies

Calculators

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as E-Waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Camcorders

Dispose

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Cameras (digital)

Dispose

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Cameras (film)

Dispose

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Can openers

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

If it has electric components, it must be disposed of at the Brandon, Castleton, Mt. Holly or Rutland Transfer Stations

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

 

Cans

Recycle

Tin and aluminum cans must be emptied, rinsed and recycled

 

Cardboard

Recycle

Accepted as recycling at all Transfer Stations

 

Cards

ReuseRecycle

Reuse greeting card, especially if it is a really funny one, by crossing out the name of who sent it add yours with the phase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! I am reducing my waste and helping the environment by reusing this card

Recycle the card if reuse isn't appropriate.

 

Cartons

Recycle

Any paper cartons containing liquids are coated with a plastic lining and can not be recycled in our system. See Gable-top

  • See Egg Cartons

Cartridges

RecycleDispose

Not accepted in mixed recycling

Accepted at Staples in Rutland

Put in trash as last resort

 

Cassette players

Dispose

Accepted as E-Waste

 

Cassettes

DonateDispose
Attempt to donate if usablePut in trash if unusable

 

CD players

Dispose

Accepted as E-Waste

 

Cell phones

  • See Phones

Chemicals (hazardous)

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Transfer Station or a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Children's items

DonateRecycleDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

If more than 80% metal accepted as scrap metal at Transfer Stations

Landfill at last effort

 

Christmas lights

Dispose

Accepted as E-Waste at some transfer stations

 

Christmas trees

Real TreesPlastic Trees

May be taken to the nearest transfer station to drop off; check with your trash and recycling hauler if they accept organic materials like yard waste

Plastic trees can be reused, donated or thrown in trash

 

Clean Wood

RecycleDispose
Drop off at transfer stations for recycling.Banned from the landfill

 

Cleaners

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Clocks

Dispose

Accepted as E-waste

 

Clothes Dryers

  • See Scrap Metal

Clothing

Donate

Donate or sell if in good condition

Several local churches also accept good, used clothing, contact your local church to see what items they accept

More information on donating here

 

Compact disks

RecycleDispose

May be dropped off or shipped to CD recycling centers.

Put in the trash.

 

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)

  • See Mercury-containing devices

Computers

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Construction Debris

Donate/ReuseRecycleDispose
Contact a local contracting service to see if they would reuse materials. Keep asphalt shingles, clean wood, and clean sheetrock separate for the best price rates.

Deconstruction Works is a non-profit organization selling used and surplus building materials and offering deconstruction services. Deconstructing a building can divert 75% of the material from the landfill. Contractor and homeowner materials donations are tax-deductible.

Contact Markowski Construction, Pittsford, VT, for concrete and asphalt disposal recycling option at 802.483.6469. Contact Wilk Paving for asphalt disposal recycling at 802.438.5454

If the materials are unusable, they may be dropped off at the Transfer Stations.

 

Contaminated soil

If you have soil that is suspected of, or known to be contaminated with hazardous substances such as oil or lead, contact the Hazardous Waste Division of the VT Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) at (802) 828-1138

Cooking oil and grease

CompostDispose
Fifteen (15) gallon limit at Green Mountain Compost.

Do NOT pour down drain, five (5) gallon limit for grease, accepted at RCSWD Transfer Station.

Last resort accepted as trash.

 

Dehumidifiers

  • See Freon-containing Appliances

Demolition/Deconstruction debris

RecycleDispose

Contact Markowski Construction, Pittsford, VT, for concrete and asphalt disposal recycling option at 802.483.6469. Contact Wilk Paving for asphalt disposal recycling at 802.438.5454

The Gleason Rd Transfer Station accepts asphalt shingles and other construction and demolition supplies at a cost

 

Diabetic supplies

Dispose

Put in labeled container, tape shut, and place in trash. Make sure sharps are covered

 

Diapers

Dispose

Diapers should be placed in landfill trash only. Diapers are NOT compostable or recyclable. Even diapers labeled “compostable” are NOT accepted in Drop-Off Composting and should NOT be placed in your backyard compost pile. (Human and pet waste should not be placed in compost piles in any form.)

 

Diesel fuel

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, accepted at Gleason Rd or bring to a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Dishwashers

  • See Scrap Metal

Dive tanks

  • Not accepted at Transfer Stations, contact distributor and send back

Documents/records

Recycle

Recycle without shredding unless confidential

Loose, shredded documents accepted as recycling

 

Doors

Donate/ReuseDispose

Used doors in good condition are accepted at Architectural Salvage Warehouse (Essex Junction) 802-879-4221 and ReSource Building Material Center (Burlington) 802-658-4143

Accepted as trash at RCSWD drop-off(except Hinesburg) or put in the ReUse Zone at the Operator's discretion

Hollow core door: $6.50 /Solid core door: $10.00 /Sliding glass door: $10.00-$14.00 per section /Garage door: $10.00-$18.00 per section

 

Drain cleaners

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, accepted at Gleason Rd Transfer Station or bring to a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Drink boxes

RecycleDispose

If you wish to recycle them,send them to Tidewater Fibers at 12206 Old Stage Rd Chester, VA 23836. Drain, rinse, and flatten before sending in, plastic cartons are recyclable

Not recyclable here, throw into trash.

 

Driveway sealers

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, accepted at Gleason Rd Transfer Station or bring to a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Dryer

  • See Scrap Metal

Drywall

  • A.k.a. sheetrock; see Construction Debris

DVD discs

  • See Compact Discs

E-book readers

Dispose

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

E-cigarettes

Dispose

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Egg cartons

ReuseRecycle or dispose

Chicken farmers reuse egg cartons

Paper ones can be recycled and styrofoam ones can either be thrown away or brought to Bristol to be recycled, paper ones are also great for vermicomposting

 

Electronic/Electric items

DonateRecycleDispose

Attempt to donate or sell if usable

May not go in trash or recycling. Bring to Gleason rd transfer station and some local stations

May not go in trash or recycling. Bring to Gleason rd transfer station and some local stations

Products covered by Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws are free to dispose of. These include, Computers and peripherals (monitor, mouse keyboard), Printers and TVS

 

Envelopes

Recycle

Accepted as recycling

 

EPS (expanded polystyrene)

ReuseRecycle
Here are some good ideas for using foam products

Styrofoam packaging peanuts are often accepted at no charge at services such as UPS and Fed Ex shippers for reuse. See the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers web site for a mail-in EPS recycling option.

Styrofoam™ –the brand name for expanded polystyrene (EPS)–of any kind is not accepted with mixed recycling

 

 

Exercise equipment

DonateRecycle
Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

 

Explosives

  • NOT accepted at any RCSWD Transfer Stations, bring to Vermont State Police 802-878-7111

External drives

DonateRecycle/Dispose

If the product is still in working condition, try to sell or donate it

E-Waste: May not go in trash or recycling. Bring to Brandon, Castleton, Mt. Holly, or Gleason Road transfer station

 

Eyeglasses

Donate

Used eyeglasses can be donated year-round through collection boxes located at offices of members of the American Optometric Association, Goodwill stores and Lens Crafters, bring non-scratched corrective glasses and any non-scratched sunglasses to the ARCC.

 

Fans

  • If 80% metal, see Scrap Metal
  • Plastic: See Electronic/Electric items

Fax machines

  • See Electronic/Electric items

Fencing

DonateRecycle/Dispose
In good condition, consider donating it

Treated/painted wood accepted as construction debris, untreated wood accepted as natural wood waste, items more than 80% metal are accepted as scrap metal, all accepted at RCSWD Transfer stations

Treated wood $9-$14 per 8' section

 

Fertilizer

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a transfer station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Fire extinguishers

ReuseRecycle/Dispose
Contact manufacturer to see if they can be refilled

Empty ABC-class can be taken as scrap metal, accepted empty or full at the Environmental Depot

 

Firearms

  • Gun shops will accept guns new or used, contact one near you
  • NOT accepted at any Transfer Stations

Fireworks

Dispose

Hazardous Waste: Unused and malfunctional fireworks can be dropped off at the Hazardous Waste Depot or during a collection event

Spent fireworks may be placed in trash

 

Flags

Dispose

Bring your American Flag to a VFW or an American Legion and they will dispose of it with the tradition of burning it or you could do it yourself following the proper tradition

 

Flares

  • All types accepted at Transfer Stations

Float Switches

Dispose

If containing mercury, bring to Gleason Rd or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Floppy Disks

RecycleDispose
They can be recycled through floppydisk.comCan be disposed as trash

 

Fluorescent ballasts

Dispose

Accepted as Hazardous Waste on Gleason Rd or bring to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Fluorescent bulbs, lamps and tubes

Dispose

Fluorescent bulbs (CFLs, tube bulbs) contain mercury and are banned from being thrown in the trash. Find acceptable drop-off locations here.

Accepted as Hazardous Waste on Gleason Rd or bring to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Foam trays

Recycle

Foam products are not accepted in mixed recycling. Clean foam trays with no food residue may be sent to a specified location for recycling. 

  • See EPS (Expanded Polystyrene)

Fondue maker

DonateRecycle

Donate or sell if in good condition

If more than 80% metal it is accepted as scrap metal at Transfer Stations

 

Food for donation

Donate

Food that is still edible and properly handled may be donated to local food assistance organizations. See our web page for more info: "Food Donation in Rutland County"

 

Food processors

DonateRecycleDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

If more than 80% metal it is accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations

Throw away at last resort

 

Food scraps

ReuseDispose

Start your own backyard or vermi- composting!

Accepted at any Transfer Station in Vermont

Ask your hauler if they pick up food scraps curbside

 

Freezers

  • See Freon-containing Appliances

Freon-containing Appliances

DonateDispose

Donate if in working condition.

Check if your transfer station accepts these: Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioning units, and dehumidifiers contain freon- a toxic chemical banned from trash or unauthorized disposal. These units must be serviced by a licensed technician to remove the gas properly, which often has an associated cost.

 

Frying pans

Recycle

If more than 80% metal it is accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations, NOT in mixed recycling

 

Fuel

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Fuel additives

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Fuel tanks

Recycle

Make sure all fuel is removed and it will be accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal at all Transfer Stations

 

Fungicides

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Furnaces and other heating equipment

DonateDispose

If in good condition, donate

If more than 80% metal, it can be accepted as scrap metal at Transfer Station

 

Furniture

DonateDispose

Sell or donate if in good condition

If not usable, Transfer Stations will collect it as debris

 

Furniture polish

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Rd or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Furniture strippers

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Rd or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Gable-top (waxed, aseptic) milk and juice containers

RecycleDispose

If you wish to recycle them, send them to Tidewater Fibers at 12206 Old Stage Rd Chester, VA 23836. Drain, rinse, and flatten before sending in, plastic cartons are recyclable

Accepted as landfill, NOT recyclable because of the materials it is made out of

 

Game Consoles

  • See Electronic/Electric items

Games (board, video)

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as trash at all Transfer Stations

 

Garbage disposal

Dispose

Accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Gas cans

Recycle

Make sure all fuel is brought to the Hazardous Waste Depot. If more than 80% metal, it can be accepted as scrap metal, otherwise it can be reused or put in trash

 

Gas cylinders

  • NOT accepted at Transfer Stations, contact distributor and send back

Gasoline and diesel fuel

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Rd or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Gift Wrap

ReuseDispose

Use paper bags, tissue paper and newspaper, or reusable gift bags instead of wrapping paper. Try reusing wrapping paper by avoiding tape and removing gently, then smooth out, fold up, and save for next year!

Put in with household trash.

 

Glass

RecycleDispose

Bottles & Jars- Food and beverage containers go into general recycling

Window panes and other ceramic glass are accepted at Transfer Stations as construction and demolition debris, window pane glass and glassware should be put into the trash.

 

Glasses

  • See eyeglasses

Glues/adhesives

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Rd or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Golf equipment

DonateRecycle
Donate to Replay Sports if still usableAccepted as scrap if more than 80% metal at all Transfer Stations

 

GPS unit

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if still in good condition

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Grease

CompostDispose
Fifteen(15) gallon limit at Green Mountain Compost

Five(5) gallon limit, accepted as food scraps, accepted as landfill for last resort, large volumes are banned from landfill

 

Greeting cards

Recycle

Recyclable at all Transfer Stations except for ones made with foil, mylar, metallic foil or if there is significant amount of glitter or felt on them

Grill (electric)

DonateDispose

Sell or donate if still in good condition

Accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations if more than 80% metal

 

Guitar

DonateRecycle
Donate or sell if in good condition

Recycled Reading of Vermont Books and Instruments in Bristol VT will take instruments

http://www.sharethemusicvt.org/

 

Guns

  • See Firearms

Hair

Reuse/CompostDonate

Can be put into compost or thrown outside for birds to make nests

Grow a ponytail at least 10 inches and donate to make wigs for cancer patients

 

Hangers

ReuseDonateRecycle
Reuse is the best option for any hanger.Some local organizations that sell used clothing might welcome your hangers

Hanger recycling options are limited: Wire hangers (including those coated with rubber) are recyclable in the scrap-metal bin, at no charge, at all Drop-Off Centers. Wooden hangers may be put in the “clean wood” bunker where available at a Drop-Off Center ONLY IF the wood has not been glued, stained or otherwise coated with a finish. All other hangers must be disposed of as trash. Please do not put any hanger, of any material, in your recycling bin.

 

Hearing aid batteries

  • Refer to batteries

Hearing aids

Recycle

Recycle unwanted or older hearing aids and assistive devices at the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Securely package the donation and mail to: Hear Now 6700 Washington Avenue South Eden Prairie, MN 55344 866-354-3254

 

Heaters

Dispose

E-Waste, bring to any Transfer Station

 

Hedge trimmers

Recycle

Alliance Computer Exchange will accept them by mail and they are 80% metal they are accepted at Transfer Stations as scrap metal

Alliance Computer Exchange 67 West Vine st, Alliance, OH 44601

 

Helium tanks

Dispose

The small 'Balloon Time' tanks are accepted all Transfer Stations, make sure all pressure is released

 

Herbicides

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Household Hazardous waste

Dispose

Bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

 

Ice cream makers

DonateRecycle

Sell or donate if in good condition

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

 

Infectious waste

  • Refer to Hazardous waste

Ink cartridges

RecycleDispose

Accepted at Staples in Rutland

Not accepted in mixed recycling

Put in trash as last resort

 

Insecticides

  • Refer to Hazardous waste

Ipods

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

E-waste, accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Irons

DonateRecycleDispose

If in good condition sell or donate

If more than 80% metal it can be taken as scrap metal at the Transfer Stations

If containing mercury (thermometer), it must be managed as a mercury containing device

 

Jet skis

DonateRecycle

Donate or sell if in good condition

Vehicle Disposal Recycling Center 888-495-5886 accepts

 

Juice cartons and broth boxes

  • See Drink boxes

Juicers

DonateRecycle

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as scrap metal at Transfer Stations if more than 80% metal

 

Junk mail

Even though most junk mail is completely recyclable, a better option is to stop it before it’s produced. The two key steps are: Remove your name from existing mailing lists and Prevent your name from getting on new lists.

OptOutPrescreen.com (credit card and insurance offers), dmachoice.org (general direct marketing offers), directmail.com (national opt-out list), yellowpagesoptout.com (phone directories), catalogchoice.org

K-cups, coffee and tea pods

CompostRecycle/Dispose
f the K-Cup materials are separated, only the coffee grounds and paper lining can be placed with food scraps for compost.

K-Cups cannot currently be recycled in Rutland County. They should be disposed of with regular landfill trash or sent to the recycling facility in CT.

If free of coffee grounds, aluminum lids can be combined into a large ball and placed in your blue bin or in a scrap metal bin at any Drop-Off Center.

The plastic cup is too small to be recycled in our facility, and should be placed in regular trash. 

 

Keyboards

  • See Electronic/Electric items

Ladder

Recycle

Accepted at all Transfer Stations, if more than 80% metal it is accepted as scrap metal

 

Lamps

DonateRecycle

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted at all Transfer Stations, if made up of more than 80% metal it can be put into the scrap metal pile

 

Landscaping timbers

  • See Building materials

Laptops

DonateDispose

Sell or donate if in good condition

E-waste, accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Laser toner

  • See Inkjet Cartridges
  • Check if the NEW cartridge purchased comes with an envelope to send the old one back

Latex gloves

Dispose

Accepted at all Transfer Stations as trash

If used to handle medical waste put in a labeled bag

 

Latex paint

RecycleDispose

Do not let paint dry out intentionally. Then it won't be recyclable through the hazardous waste program.

Check out the Paint Care web site to learn how to estimate the amount of paint needed, and to see the closest drop-off locations.

Paint and paint thinners from households are accepted for free at Gleason Road and a Transfer Station during Hazardous Waste Collection

 

Lawn/garden equipment

DonateRecycle
If in good condition sell or donateif more than 80% metal accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations

 

Lead

RecycleDispose

Fishing sinkers accepted as scrap metal

Paint chips are considered Hazardous Waste bring to a Transfer Station on a collection day

 

Lead-acid Batteries

Dispose

Drop off at Hazardous Waste Depot

Some Auto shops and mechanics accept batteries as trade-in

 

Leaves, grass and yard debris

CompostDispose

Use as compost

Yard waste with no sticks in it (leaves/grass) are accepted at all Transfer Stations. Natural wood, including stumps, are accepted as brush.

 

LED lights

DonateDispose

Attempt to donate if usable

LED lights are not hazardous, and can go in the regular trash if they no longer work

 

Light bulbs

Dispose

Halogen, incandescent, and infrared light bulbs do not contain hazardous materials and can be disposed of with regular household trash

Please see the entry under mercury containing lamps for specific information on CFLS and other types of bulbs that do contain hazardous materials.

Lighter fluid

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Rd or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Litter

Dispose

NOT compostable, throw in trash

 

Magazines

Reuse/DonateRecycle

Check with library to see if there is a swap area; waiting rooms, daycares, senior citizen centers and art teachers might be interested

Recyclable

 

Mandatory recyclables

Recycle

These items are required by the Department of Environmental Conservation to be separated from the trash and recycled. They may be placed in curbside bins or brought to any transfer station: aluminum & steel cans, aluminum foil, aluminum pie plates, glass food & beverage bottles & jars, rigid plastic packaging & containers, boxboard & corrugated cardboard, white & colored paper, newspaper, magazines, catalogs, paper mail & envelopes, paper bags.

 

Manure

CompostDispose

Compost in backyard: it's great for plants!

Accepted at Middlebury Casella (866)-356-7005; Open Monday thru Friday 7am-6

 

Maple tubing

Recycle

Bring this material to the Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District in Georgia, VT, where it will be baled and hauled away for recycling. NWSWMD accepts tubing year-round. Please call ahead to make arrangements. Contact Tom Reynolds at (802) 524-5986; [email protected]. Polyethylene (PE) tubing only. NO PVC tubing. To determine whether your tubing is made from PE or PVC: clip off a sample and put it in a bowl of water. PE floats; PVC sinks. Plastic taps, tees and other fittings are OK to leave attached to tubing. Material must be as clean as possible in order to make this recycling program successful. If possible, cut mainline into 4-foot lengths. Coil or bundle tubing. Tie bundles together with tubing; do not use string or other material. NO drainage, sewer, or water service lines. NO string or metal of any kind (wires, wire ties, metal hose clamps).

 

Marine depth finders

Dispose

If containing mercury, bring to Gleason Rd or a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Marine flares

  • Not accepted at Transfer Stations, contact local police

Markers

Recycle

Send them back to Crayola where they will be separated and turned into fuel

Caps and tubes are recyclable

 

Mattresses

Dispose

Accepted at all Transfer Stations as mixed debris

Charged by weight, minimum of 100 lbs

 

Medical equipment

DonateRecycle

Call Get At Stuff (1-888-827-2714) along with Vermont Assistive Technology Program (800-750-6355)

Wayward Wheels Inc., 1 Sunnyside Terrace, Montpelier, VT 05602-2153, tel. 229-0093 or email: [email protected]

If more than 80% metal, accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations

 

Medical waste

Dispose

Needles, Syringes and other medical sharps from home care must be properly contained in a durable plastic container (such as a laundry bottle), taped shut, and labeled "DO NOT RECYCLE" and thrown in trash. See the full guidance for proper disposal and what to do as a commercial generator of large quantities of medical waste.

 

Medications

Dispose

Some pharmacies have free take-back programs, as well as the Rutland Sheriff's office inside their lobby at 88 Grove Street. The hours of accepting controlled and non-controlled substances are Monday-Saturday from 6:30 a.m. through Midnight and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Click here to get more information on why/where to dispose

 

Mercury-containing devices

Dispose

Hazardous Waste: May not be thrown in trash or recycling. Bring to Gleason Rd Transfer Station depot or a Hazardous Waste Collection event.

Find out what products contain mercury. Mercury can be found in various devices in residential buildings. When a mercury-containing product breaks and the mercury is spilled, the exposed mercury can evaporate and become an invisible, odorless toxic vapor.

 

Metal cleaners or polishes

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Metal, scrap

Dispose

Accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Microfilms

Dispose
Landfill

 

Microwave ovens

DonateRecycle

Sell or donate if in good condition

If more than 80% metal accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations

 

Milk cartons

DisposeRecycle

Wax coated are not recyclable, throw into trash

If you wish to recycle them,send them to Tidewater Fibers at 12206 Old Stage Rd Chester, VA 23836. Drain, rinse, and flatten before sending in, plastic cartons are recyclable

 

Mirrors

DonateDispose

Sell or donate if still in good condition

Throw away in trash if broken

Wrap in plastic bag to make sure all sharps are covered

 

Mixers (electric)

DonateRecycle

Donate or sell if in good condition

If more than 80% metal, accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations

 

Modems

DonateDispose

Sell or donate if in good condition

E-waste, accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Monitors (Computer)

  • See Electronic/Electric items

Mothballs

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or a Transfer Station during a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Motor oil

RecycleDispose

Most auto part stores accept oil and filters to be recycled

Call your local Transfer Station to see if they have an oil dump tank, otherwise bring to Gleason Rd or a Transfer Station during Hazardous Waste Collection Da

 

Motorcycles

SellRecycle

Part out and sell what you can

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

 

Mouse (computer)

  • See Electronic/Electric items

Movies

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted at Transfer Stations in a bag with other miscellaneous E-waste for $5

 

MP3 players

  • See Electronic/Electric items

Nail polish/remover

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

NCR, carbonless, and thermal paper

Dispose

Carbonless (NCR) paper cannot be recycled and must be disposed of in your regular trash. To avoid sending this to the landfill, don't ask for a receipt from digital payment machines.

 

Needles

  • See Medical Waste

Newspaper sleeves/bags

  • See Bags: plastic

Newspapers

ReuseRecycle

Use as wrapping paper

Shred and use in compost

Accepted as recycling at all Transfer Stations

 

Nicotine

Dispose

NEW or UNUSED nicotine pharmaceutical products (i.e. patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers, or sprays – including e-cigarette cartridges) must go to the HHW Depot. They are classified as Hazardous Waste by the EPA.

Used nicotine pharmaceutical products (from which the nicotine has been fully spent) can be discarded with your regular trash or at RCSWD transfer stations.

 

Oil absorbents

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Rd or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Oil filters

Dispose

Drain well, accepted crushed and uncrushed at Hazardous waste depot or collection

 

Oil paint

RecycleDispose

Do not let paint dry out intentionally. Then it won't be recyclable through the hazardous waste program.

Check out the Paint Care web site to learn how to estimate the amount of paint needed, and to see the closest drop-off locations.

Paint and paint thinners from households are accepted for free at Gleason Road and a Transfer Station during Hazardous Waste Collection

 

Oil tanks

Recycle

Oil tanks must be cut open and sludge removed. Once it is dry, empty tanks are accepted as scrap metal at Transfer Stations

 

Oil, automobile

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Oil, cooking

  • See Grease

Oven cleaners

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Oxygen tanks

Contact supplier and send back, not accepted at Transfer Stations

Packaging materials

Reuse

Styrofoam packing peanuts can be reused by other businesses

 

Pagers

Dispose

E-waste, accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Paint, thinner & stain: latex, oil or spray

RecycleDispose

Do not let paint dry out intentionally. Then it won't be recyclable through the hazardous waste program.

Check out the Paint Care web site to learn how to estimate the amount of paint needed, and to see the closest drop-off locations.

Paint and paint thinners from households are accepted for free at Gleason Road and a Transfer Station during Hazardous Waste Collection

 

Pallets

Recycle

Reuse or bring to Myers Recycling Center at (802-655-4312)

 

Paper (mixed)

DisposeRecycle

Carbonless (NCR, receipts) paper cannot be recycled and must be disposed of in your regular trash. To avoid sending this to the landfill, don't ask for a receipt from digital payment machines. Wrapping paper is not recyclable either and must go in trash.

Most other paper accepted as recyclable

 

Paper Bags

Recycle

Compostable & Recyclable at all transfer stations

 

Paper bags

ReuseRecycle
Can be reused

Accepted as recycling or compost at all Transfer Stations

 

Paperboard

Recycle

Accepted as recycling at all Transfer Stations

 

Pellet Bags

Recycle
Only recyclable through certain plastic film programs (call before to check). Make sure they are cut to open and shaken out.
  • See plastic bags

Pesticides

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station during Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Pharmaceuticals

  • See Medications

Phone books

Recycle

Accepted as recycling at all Transfer Stations

 

Phones

RecycleDispose
Cell phones go in battery boxes at the Hazardous Waste depot, or visit call2recycle.org/locator to find a location near you.Landline phones are E-waste, accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Photocopier

DonateDispose

Sell or donate if in good condition

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Pizza boxes

CompostRecycle

If the pizza box is greasy or food-contaminated, and made of cardboard, it can still be composted.

Clean pizza boxes are accepted for recycling at all Transfer Stations and by most haulers offering curbside recycling in Rutland County.

Boxes must be free of food debris. 

 

Plastic Bags

ReuseDonateDispose

Reuse when possible

Return back to grocery stores that will accept them- this includes other clean, thin plastic film (wood pellet bags, sandwich bags, etc..)

Landfill at last choice- DO NOT recycle in household recycling

 

Plastics

Recycle

Empty, clean 3D containers may be recycled as long as they are at least 2" in any direction. Check the bottoms to make sure they are labeled 1 (PET), 2 (HDPE) or 5 (PP).

  • Plastics are harmful to human health and other living beings in various ways. Learn how to reduce and eliminate plastic from your lifestyle through these resources.

Plywood

Dispose

Plywood is illegal to burn, and must be put in the trash if it can't be reused for another purpose.

  • See Construction debris

Popcorn poppers

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

 

Portable cooler

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Landfill

 

Power chords, cables and chargers

Recycle

Electrical cords may be placed into scrap metal, chargers should be kept with the item, bags of chargers are accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Power steering fluid

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Prescription Drugs

  • See Medications

Pressure cooker

DonateRecycle

Sell or donate if in good condition

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

 

Pressure treated wood

Dispose

Accepted as construction debris at all Transfer Stations except Hinesburg, larger loads accepted at Casella in Williston along with the Transfer Station

 

Pressurized tanks

  • See Helium tanks, Oxygen tank, Fire extinguisher, Propane tanks, Freon tanks accepted at all Transfer Stations

Printer

DonateDispose

Sell or donate if in good condition

E-waste, accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Projector bulbs

Dispose

Accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Projectors

Dispose

E-waste, accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Propane tanks

Reuse

Exchange for a full tank at a store that offers

  • See Household Hazardous Waste

Pumps

Recycle

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

 

Purses

DonateDispose

Sell or donate if in good condition

Landfill last resort

 

Puzzles

DonateRecycle

Sell or donate if in good condition

Accepted as recycling at all Transfer Stations

 

PVC pipe

DonateDispose
If still in useable condition, donate to a local reuse organization for construction materialsPut in trash if unusable

 

Radiator fluid

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Rd or a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Radioactive waste

  • Currently NOT accepted anywhere in Vermont

Radios

Dispose

E-waste, accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Railroad ties

Dispose

Small amounts accepted as trash at all Transfer Stations

Large loads should be brought taken to a privately owned Transfer Station

 

Ranges

DonateDispose

Sell or donate if still in good condition

Accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations if more than 80% metal

 

Razors

Dispose

Put in with household trash

 

Rechargeable batteries

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or a Transfer Station during Hazardous Waste Collection Day

  • Refer to Batteries

Records, paper

Recycle

Shred only if confidential and put in with recycling

 

Records, vinyl

ReuseDonate

Vinyl Van (802-658-4143) will pick up residential for a small fee

Contact music businesses to see if they will buy or accept vinyl

Donate or sell if in good condition

 

Recyclables

Recycle

Accepted at all transfer stations in Vermont. Must be clean and dry food and drink containers or paper and cardboard. See the Vermonter's Guide to Recycling.

 

Refrigerators

  • See Freon-containing Appliances

Ribbons

Reuse

Save and reuse, otherwise put in trash

 

Road salt

Dispose

Substances used to melt ice on sidewalks and driveways–chemical ice melt, rock salt, road salt, sodium chloride–are not hazardous and can be thrown away in your household trash.

 

Sand

Reuse

Use to fill in holes on your property or driveway - NOT accepted at Transfer Stations

 

Scanners

DonateDispose

Sell or donate if in good condition

E-waste, accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

School supplies

ReuseRecycle

Reuse until no longer usable

Recycle paper

 

Scrap Metal

Recycle/Dispose

Anything that is 80% or more metal. Includes white goods (not containing freon). Accepted at most transfer stations.

 

Sealants and coatings

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Sewage

  • NOT accepted at any Transfer Stations
  • Contact a sewage collecting company

Sharps

  • See Medical Waste

Shavers (electric)

Dispose

E-waste, accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Sheets

  • See Linen

Shoe polish

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Shoes

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as trash at last resort

 

Shredded documents

Recycle

Recyclable (not in bags)

 

Signs

RecycleDispose

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

Cardboard or paper sign are recyclable

 

Silver polish

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Sinks

Recycle

If more than 80% metal, it is accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations

Ceramic sinks can be brought to:

  • Architectural Salvage Warehouse 11 Maple Street, Essex Junction (802-879-4221)
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore 528 Essex Road, Williston (802-857-5296)
  • ReSource Building Materials Center Pine Street, Burlington (802-846-4015)
  • A. Marcelino & Co., Landfill Rd. (off Patchen Rd.), So. Burlington (802-862-6383)
  • Ranger Asphalt & Concrete Processing LLC
  • 1607 Malletts Bay Ave., Colchester (802-655-2005) will crush and recycle for a small fee

 

Slow cookers

DonateRecycle

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

 

Smoke detectors

Dispose/Recycle

Accepted as landfill

Many manufacturers of smoke detectors have voluntary take-back programs for safe disposal of these items. Be sure to verify current packaging and shipping requirements directly with the manufacturer. Other options for mail-in recycling exist as well.

Businesses should call the Vermont Environmental Assistance Division in Waterbury at (802) 241-3745. Limitations, regulations and other specifications: Ionization smoke detectors do contain a small amount of a low-level radioactive isotope. Care should be used in handling these items, but the material is not considered hazardous to people or pets at the levels present in household smoke detectors.

 

Soil

  • Reference to Sand

Solar panels

Businesses should call the Vermont Environmental Assistance Division in Waterbury at (802) 241-3745

Solvent

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Solvent-contaminated wipes

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Speakers

Dispose

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Sports equipment

DonateRecycle

Donate or sell if in good condition

If more than 80% metal, accepted as scrap metal

 

Stain

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Stapler (electric)

DonateDispose

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Starter fluid

Dispose

Hazardous waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Steel (tin) cans

Recycle

Accepted as recycling

 

Stereos

  • Banned from landfill, accepted as scrap metal

Styrofoam

ReuseRecycle
Here are some good ideas for using foam products

Styrofoam packaging peanuts are often accepted at no charge at services such as UPS and Fed Ex shippers for reuse. See the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers web site for a mail-in EPS recycling option.

Styrofoam™ –the brand name for expanded polystyrene (EPS)–of any kind is not accepted with mixed recycling

 

 

Sunglasses

  • See Eyeglasses

Syringes

  • See Medical Waste

Tablets and E-books

Dispose

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Tanks: fuel

  • See Gas cans

Tar

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or bring to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Tar Paper

  • See Construction debris

Televisions (TVs)

  • See Electronic/Electric items

Textiles

Donate

Donate or sell if in good condition and CLEAN

Several local churches also accept good, used clothing, contact your local church to see what items they accept

More information on donating here

 

Thermometers & Thermostats

  • See Mercury-containing devices

Tillers

DonateRecycle

Sell or donate if in good condition

If more than 80% metal, accepted as scrap metal

 

Tires

  • Tires are banned from landfill disposal. Check if your transfer station accepts them.

Toaster/toaster oven

DonateRecycle

Sell or donate if in good condition

If more than 80% metal, accepted as scrap metal

 

Toilet Cleaners

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason rd or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Toilets

  • Refer to Sinks

Toner Cartridges

  • Refer to Ink Cartridges

Toothbrushes (Electric)

Dispose

Remove Batteries and dispose of properly. Remaining parts go in trash

 

Towels

  • Refer to Textiles

Toys

DonateRecycle

Sell or donate if in good condition

If more than 80% metal, accepted as scrap metal

 

Trailers

Dispose
Two wheeled trailers accepted at Transfer Stations, anything bigger must be dismantled and brought in pieces

 

Transmission Fluid

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Rd or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Trash

Dispose

Please donate and properly dispose of everything you can before sending items to the landfill. Some items are even banned from landfill disposal in Vermont. Up to 1 cubic yard (about 6 full 33 gallon bags) of regular household trash may be brought to any RCSWD transfer station. Residents and businesses may also contract with a trash hauling service for curbside pick-up. RCSWD does not pick up trash or recycling. Dumpsters and container rentals as well as large or special item pick-ups may be arranged with a local hauling service.

Accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Trees

ReuseDispose

Help out a friend with firewood or have a fire!

Banned from landfills

Logs and brush accepted at Gleason road and some other transfer stations for a fee

 

Trucks

Donate/ReuseRecycle

Sell and part out what you can

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

 

Tub and tile cleaner

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Tung oil

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Turpentine

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Typewriters

RecycleDispose

If more than 80% metal, accepted as scrap metal

Manual and electric ones are accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

UPS power supply

Dispose

Accepted as e-waste

 

Vacuum cleaners

Dispose

Accepted as E-waste at most Transfer Stations

 

Varnishes

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Vases

Donate

Sell or donate if in good condition

  • Reference Glass for glass vases

VCRs

  • See Electronic/Electric items

Vegetable oil

Reuse

Larger, regularly-generated quantities of cooking oil can often can be collected and beneficially reused. Ask the company that supplies you with oils to recommend a collection agent. Use of vegetable oils for fuel in converted diesel cars is increasing. Alternatively, the following businesses or individuals accept commercial quantities of used cooking oil and grease for recycling. Call each business or individual directly for fees and details.

  • Baker Commodities – Williston, VT – 802-659-0721
  • Amenico – Pittsfield NH – 603-228-3611
  • EnviroTek, USA – Billerica, MA – 1-800-405-9983
  • White Mountain Biodiesel, LLC – North Haverhill, NH – 603-728-7351,
  • Nava Bio-Energy Ltd – Brookfield, VT – 802-272-4879

 

Vehicles

  • See Trucks

Video game players

Dispose

Accepted as E-waste at all Transfer Stations

 

Video games

  • See Games

Video tapes

DonateRecycleDispose

Attempt to donate, unless broken

These items are not accepted in your blue bin or curbside recycling program

GreenDisk is an independent company that provides recycling of videotapes

Accepted as household trash at all Transfer Stations

 

Waffle makers

DonateRecycle

Donate or sell if in good condition

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

 

Walkers

Recycle

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

  • Refer to Medical equipment

Washing Machines

DonateRecycle

Sell or donate if still in good condition

Accepted as scrap metal at all Transfer Stations if more than 80% metal

 

Water heaters

Dispose

Accepted for a small fee at all Transfer Station

 

Water softener tanks

Recycle

Accepted as scrap metal if more than 80% metal

 

Wax paper

RecycleDispose

NOT recyclable or compostable

Place in with regular trash

 

Wheelchairs

  • Refer to Medical Equipment

Wine corks

RecycleDispose

Visit the Recork web site for options, send them to a company in Missouri called Yemm and Hart, Cheese Traders & Wine Sellers in South Burlington will also accept wine corks (both natural and synthetic) for recycling from their customers.

Put in household trash

 

Wiper fluid

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Wireless device

Dispose

Considered E-waste, accepted at all Transfer Stations

 

Woks

DonateRecycle

Sell or donate if in good condition

If more than 80% metal, accepted as scrap metal

 

Wood cleaners

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Wood preservatives

Dispose

Hazardous Waste, bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on a Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Wood: yard waste

  • Refer to Lawn Clippings

Wrapping paper

ReuseDispose

Use paper bags, tissue paper and newspaper, or reusable gift bags instead of wrapping paper. Try reusing wrapping paper by avoiding tape and removing gently, then smooth out, fold up, and save for next year!

Put in with household trash

 

X-rays

Dispose

These films contain small amounts of silver, which is hazardous even in minute quantities

Bring to Gleason Road or to a Transfer Station on Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

Yarn

  • Reuse what you can
  • Refer to Linen

Zinc

RecycleDispose

Visit Call2Recycle.org to find more information on battery recycling and nearby drop-off locations.

Zinc batteries are accepted for disposal at Hazardous Waste Drop-off locations.