Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District

Serving the Member Towns of: Belvidere, Cambridge, Craftsbury, Eden, Elmore, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morrisville, Stowe, Waterville, Wolcott, & Worcester

Hazardous Waste

2022 Collection Dates

  • May 14, 2022: Lamoille Union High School Parking Lot
  • August 20, 2022: LRSWMD Worcester Drop-off Facility
  • September 10, 2022: Lamoille Union High School Parking Lot
  • All Collections are held Saturday, 9am – 12pm
  • Collections are free for all LRSWMD residents.
  • All businesses must register by completing this form or calling Joyce (802.888.7317) by Friday, Sept. 10.
  • No 30 or 55 gallon drums will be accepted.
  • Paint is limited to 10 gallons per car. Visit paintcare.org to find a nearby year-round collector.
  • Masks are required to be worn by all staff and attendees at the collection.

What to Bring and What Not to Bring to a Collection

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Art Supplies

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

Automotive

  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive body filler
  • Brake fluid
  • Car wax and polish
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Degreasers
  • Diesel fuel Engine
  • Starting fluid
  • Fuel treatments
  • Gasoline
  • Grease
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Motor oil
  • Power steering fluid
  • Tire black
  • Transmission fluid
  • Window washer fluid

Fuels

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

Home and 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

  • 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

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

You may exchange your mercury thermometer for a digital one at the LRSWMD office, Monday through Friday from 8:00 – 4:00 or at any of the LRSWMD Household Hazardous Waste Collection events.

Paint and Paint Products

  • 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
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Iodine
  • Infectious waste
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Perfume
  • Peroxide
  • Shoe polish

Pesticides

  • Baygon
  • Chlordane
  • DDT
  • Diasinon
  • Dioxin
  • Dursban
  • Flea collars/spray
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Lindane
  • Malathion
  • Moth balls/crystals
  • Pentachloraphenol
  • Pyrethrins Rodenticides
  • Strychnine
  • Weed killer
  • Wood preservative
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Automotive

  • Tires
  • Anything in 30 or 55 gallon drums

Explosives

  • Ammunition
  • Gunpowder
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Flares

Home and Hobby

  • Boat bilge pumps
  • Button and rechargeable batteries
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Empty containers
  • Propane tanks
  • Refrigerator and air conditioner CFC’s

Home Office

  • Batteries
  • Ink jet cartridges
  • Toner from laser printers and copiers
  • Electronic waste

Home Repair

  • Asbestos
  • Creosote
  • Fluorescent lights

Home and Hobby

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

Medical

  • Liquid nicotine/Vaping devices
  • Medications/Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical waste
  • Radioactive material

Defining 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.

Managing 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.

Reduce Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal: A Comprehensive Guide

Eight Ways to Reduce Hazardous Waste

We do not endorse any product or author of these websites.


HHW Collection

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