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If you live in one of these towns and have questions about what to do with trash, recycling, or hazardous waste, this is the site for you!

There is information on the site to help you reduce, reuse, recycle and properly dispose of your trash and hazardous waste.

Depending on the service you need, the links will lead you to the right place. If you don't find what you need, just contact us, and we'll be happy to assist you. We want this site to be informative and easy to use. If you find something which could be improved, just let us know.


Primary Battery Take-Back Law Passed

Consumers will be able to recycle their primary batteries at no cost at convenient locations beginning January 1, 2016. February 18 marks National Battery Day and as active battery recyclers, we’d like to invite you to lead the charge on battery recycling!

Battery Press Release





    • One requirement of the SWIP is for solid waste management entities to survey residents on knowledge of variable rate pricing, recycling, organics, C &D (Construction and Demolition Debris), HHW (Household Hazardous Waste)/CEG (Conditionally Exempt Generator), and Electronic Waste and Universal Waste.  Your participation in filling out the survey would be most appreciated.  The survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S86DB77.


Rutland County Sheriff’s Department Hosting Drug Drop Box

Rutland County residents can now properly dispose of their unused or expired prescription drugs. The Rutland County Sheriff’s Department has started a permanent collection at the Sheriff’s Department .offices inside their lobby at 88 Grove Street in Rutland.

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.



Do you know what products are banned from disposal in Vermont landfills ?

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Vermont Passes H. 485/Act 148

(an act relating to establishing universal recycling of solid waste )

By July 1, 2016

  • Licensed haulers must collect leaf and yard debris separate from other solid waste and deliver to a management facility.
  • All Vermonters - Ban on knowing disposing of leaf, yard, and clean wood debris
  • Food scrap generators generating more than 26 tons of food per year must separate food scraps for on-site management or transfer to a facility; if certified facility with capacity is located within 20 miles.

IMPLEMENTED - By July 1, 2015

  • All solid waste facilities must collect leaf and yard debris separate from other solid waste.
  • Generators of 52 tons/year of food scraps per year must separate food scraps for on-site management or transfer to a facility; if certified facility with capacity is located within 20 miles.
  • All Vermonters are banned from knowingly disposing of *mandated recyclable materials.
  • All Municipalities must  implement a variable rate pricing system for solid waste from residential customers based on volume or weight.
  • Public buildings or public land - must offer a recycling container next to every trash container - bathrooms are exempt.
  • Licensed haulers must collect mandated recyclables separate from other solid waste and deliver to management facility, unless municipal ordinance or SWIP provides alternative; may not charge separate fee

Implemented - By July 1, 2014

  • All trash facilities must accept residential recycling for free.

  • Haulers that offer collection of solid waste, must offer collection fo listed recyclables for all customers(including residents, businesses, and institutions) and may not charge a separate line item fee.

*Mandated recyclables includes the following materials separated from non-recyclable materials at the point of generation: aluminum and steel cans; aluminum foil and aluminum pie plates; glass bottles and jars from foods and beverages; polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles or jugs; high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic bottles and jugs; corrugated cardboard; white and mixed paper; newspaper; magazines; catalogues; paper mail and envelopes; boxboard; and paper bags

How the Law will impact all Vermonters

Vermont Passes H. 262/Act 58 - Paint Take-Back Program



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