Over 3500 gallons of Hazardous Waste Saved from the Landfill
by Joyce Majors

The Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District (LRSWMD) held three household hazardous waste events in 2017. These events have proven to be very convenient, affordable, and popular for District residents and businesses. Over 3500 gallons of excess paint, waste oil, pesticides, household chemicals and auto chemicals were collected. While the collections are free to all District residents and at a reduced cost for District businesses, there is an expense to hosting these local collections. The total cost for all three of this year's events was over $30,000. Some of this cost is off-set by a grant from the State of Vermont.

The District would like to thank Demars Properties, the Town of Worcester, and G.W. Tatro Construction for the use of their land to host this year's events. The District is grateful for the convenience and consistency of the location sites. The District would also like to thank ENPRO Services of Vermont whose staff collects, transports and properly handles the waste collected in an efficient and professional manner.

If you are a resident (not a business) who missed the LRSWMD collections this year, you can use the Chittenden Solid Waste District's Environmental Depot all year round for a small fee. They are located at 1011 Airport Parkway, in South Burlington. Call them directly for details 802-865-4663.

There are also local options available to get rid of your fluorescent bulbs, batteries, paint, oil and electronic waste all year round. Call the LRSWMD for further information on these items or if you have any questions about how to responsibly manage your materials, 888-7317.

The LRSWMD includes the towns of: Belvidere, Cambridge, Craftsbury, Eden, Elmore, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morristown, Stowe, Waterville, Wolcott and Worcester. The mission of the LRSWMD is to reduce the quantity and toxicity of the trash generated and being sent to the landfill. Visit us at www.lrswmd.com for more information.


Acceptable and Unacceptable Items

Click on a category below to identify if your product(s) will be accepted at the event:

Accepted Items

Unaccepted Items

If these dates don't jive with yoru calendar you can take your hazardous waste to the Chittenden Solid Waste District Environmental Depot.

CSWD Environmental Depot 

1011 Airport Parkway, South Burlington, VT 05403

Out-of-District:

Residents: The Depot accepts household hazardous waste from households outside of CSWD member towns for a fee. The fee depends entirely on what the household has and cannot be estimated over the phone. Out-of-District participants may drop off material during normal hours for households, unless they have a large quantity of waste to drop off (more than 50 containers or 55 gallons). Then please call us on the business line at 802-865-4663.

Businesses: CSWD does not accept business waste from outside the district, except for architectural paint, electronics covered in the E-cycles program, or mercury-containing bulbs. Please call before visiting to confirm volume limits, 802-865-4663.

 


What is Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous wastes have properties or contain chemicals which make them dangerous or capable of having harmful effects on public health or on the environment, as explained in detail by Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (VHWMR). The hazardous properties are ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. In the regulations, hazardous wastes are also listed by their chemical names or by their related manufacturing processes. A waste is considered to have been “generated” when it is put into a container for disposal or a determination has been made that the material is no longer useable. Hazardous wastes managed in the course of running a business – this includes wastes from municipalities and from businesses operated out of a home – are regulated by the VHWMR.

Please Manage your Household Hazardous Waste Correctly

  • Do NOT dump leftover Household Hazardous Waste on the ground or down the sewer. Dispose of leftovers properly at our collections.
  • Read labels carefully before you make purchases so you can reduce the amount of hazardous material that you bring into your home. Choose non-toxic alternatives when possible. Select the least toxic products available and buy only the amount you need to use.
  • Store all toxic products away from children and animals in safe, tight containers. Make sure they won't leak.
  • Store away from extreme temperatures.
  • Follow label directions and use only what is needed.
  • NEVER mix products. Mixing products can cause explosive or poisonous chemical reactions.
  • Always store products in their original container with the original label.
  • Never eat, drink, or smoke when handling hazardous materials. Clean up properly after use.
  • Never eat, drink, or smoke when handling hazardous materials. Clean up properly after use.
  • For more information visit the Department of Environmental Conservation website.