There are two types of recycling in Vermont:

Blue Bin Recycling refers to the specific items – paper, cardboard, and clean containers (like bottles, cans, and jars) – that can go together in your recycling bin. These are the ONLY items that can go in the blue bin. Click on an item below to learn more.

Special Recycling refers to items that don’t belong in the recycling bin, but that can be recycled elsewhere. We accept many of these items at our sites, and many are banned from the landfill. Click on an item below to learn more.


Appliances (clothes dryers, dishwashers, freezers, ranges, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, water heaters)
Asphalt Shingles
Cell Phones
Electronics (Computers, laptops, monitors, printers, televisions, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, game consoles, stereos, fax machines, keyboards, mouse, phones, MP3 players)
Film Plastics
Fire extinguishers
Fluorescent light bulbs, lamps, and tubes; CFLs
Holiday Lights
Ink Cartridges
Liquid nicotine/Vaping devices
Maple Tubing
Medical Waste
Mercury-Containing Devices (thermometers, thermostats, switches, relays, neon signs)
Mixed Media: VHS, DVD, Cassette Tapes, etc.
Oral Hygiene Products
Personal Care Products
Propane Tanks
Scrap Metal
Syringes, Needles, Sharps