The Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District (LRSWMD) received a grant from the Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation to offset the expense to our District members for safely and responsibly disposing of household hazardous waste. The grant, in the amount of $106,977 over the course of four years, helps to keep these collections free to our District members. In 2019, the funds from a similar grant helped capture over 21 tons of hazardous waste to keep it out of the environment and safely managed by trained professionals.
According to the VT Department of Environmental Conservation HHW webpage, ‘hazardous waste includes any household product labeled “caution, toxic, danger, hazard, warning, poisonous, reactive, corrosive, or flammable”. Many of these products are very common and can be purchased from local hardware, automotive, and grocery. Because these products are so common and easy to purchase, people forget that HHW can be extremely harmful to their health or the environment.’ For tips to reduce hazardous wastes in your home, visit: https://bit.ly/3dzP7kk or https://bit.ly/2PIoFNx.
To protect the health and safety of humans, wildlife, and the environment, it is extremely important to manage hazardous waste appropriately. Residents should bring their hazardous waste to one of the three free collections offered by the LRSWMD this year. The 2021 collections are May 1 – Morrisville, June 26 – Stowe and September 18 – location to be determined. Visit lrswmd.org/hazardous-waste/ for additional details.
Businesses should register their waste inventory by Friday, April 23 using the online form found here: https://lrswmd.org/2021-hazwaste-business-registration-form/ or by calling Joyce Majors, 802-888-7317. Registrations are required a minimum of one week prior to each collection. Registration is not required for non-business participants.