Acceptable Items

Please review the following list for items that are accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events. LRSWMD hosts up to three collections per year for residents and businesses of LRSWMD District Towns (Belvidere, Cambridge, Craftsbury, Eden, Elmore, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morrisville, Stowe, Waterville, Wolcott and Worcester). The fee is $10/household. Please hold onto your hazardous waste until those collections or use the CSWD Environmental Depot. Businesses will be charged and must call the office at least one week before an event to register, 888-7317.  

If you have only paint, don’t wait for an HHW collection to get rid of it.   Visit the PaintCare website for year-round collector locations.

Art Supplies

  • Glues and adhesives
  • Hydrofluoric (etching) acid
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Picric acid
  • Polyurethane cement


  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive body filler
  • Brake fluid
  • Car wax and polish
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Degreasers
  • Diesel engine fuel
  • Starting fluid
  • Fuel treatments
  • Gasoline
  • Grease
  • Used Motor oil
  • Power steering fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Window washer fluid


  • Camping fuel
  • Gasoline/oil mixtures
  • Kerosene
  • Lighter fluid
  • White gas

Home & Hobby

  • Chemistry kits
  • Cutting oil
  • Gun cleaning solvents
  • Industrial cleaners

Home Office

  • Ammonia from blueprint machines
  • Duplicator fluid

Home Repair

  • Asphalt driveway sealer
  • Asphalt roofing cement
  • Epoxies
  • Glues
  • Grinding compounds
  • Pool chemicals
  • Resins
  • Rubber cement
  • Rust proofing
  • Smoke detectors
  • Stump killer
  • Thermostats

Household Cleaners

  • Aerosols
  • Air fresheners
  • Aluminum cleaner
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Cesspool cleaners
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain opener
  • Dry-cleaning solvents
  • Floor wax
  • Furniture polish
  • Mildew removers
  • Oven cleaner
  • Rug and upholstery cleaners
  • Spot remover
  • Spray starch
  • Toilet cleaner


  • Mercury Thermometers (medical & home)
  • Elemental Mercury (Liquid Mercury, must be brought in a closed container).
  • Thermostats

Learn more about Mercury Recycling at

Paint and Paint Products-*10 GALLON LIMIT

  • Linseed oil
  • Oil-based paint
  • Paint additives
  • Paint strippers
  • Paint thinners
  • Primer
  • Pruning paint
  • Shellac
  • Solvent-based paint
  • Spray paint
  • Stains
  • Turpentine
  • Varnish

Personal Care Products

  • Fingernail polish/remover
  • Hair coloring
  • Iodine
  • Perfume
  • Shoe polish


  • Baygon
  • Chlordane
  • DDT
  • Diazinon
  • Dioxin
  • Dursban
  • Flea collars/spray
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Lindane
  • Malathion
  • Moth balls/crystals
  • Pentachloraphenol
  • Pyrethrins Rodenticides
  • Strychnine
  • Weed killer
  • Wood preservative
  • Round-up

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.
  • For more information visit the Department of Environmental Conservation website.