A-Z List

Three tips for correctly sorting corrugated cardboard at Stowe.

WONDERING ABOUT A SPECIFIC ITEM?

Open the fields below to find out how to properly dispose of it. If you don’t see it on this list, check out our general Items Accepted page or contact us or ask a site attendant if the item you are looking for isn’t listed.


HAZARDOUS WASTE

Hazardous Waste includes any household products labeled “caution, toxic, danger, hazard, warning, poisonous, reactive, corrosive, or flammable”

SINGLE-STREAM/BLUE BIN RECYCLING

Single Stream Recycling includes specific items – paper, cardboard, and clean containers (like bottles, cans, and jars) – that belong in a recycling bin.

  • Aluminum cans, pie plates, and foil
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Paper (mixed)
  • Plastic containers*: PLASTIC BOTTLES, JUGS, TUBS & LIDS
    • #1 (PET) and #2 (HDPE) are banned from the landfill
    • *Any Black Plastic is not recyclable and must be discarded as trash.
  • Steel cans

All items listed belong in a blue recycling bin, and are mandatory recyclables. Items placed in the blue bin must be rinsed and clean, and follow the rule of two’s.

Corrugated Cardboard and Glass Bottles & Jars can be collected separately at the Stowe Transfer Station.

SPECIAL RECYCLING

Special Recycling Includes items that don’t belong in the recycling bin, but that can be recycled elsewhere.

FOOD SCRAPS & ORGANIC MATERIALS

Food Scraps and Organic Materials include items that will naturally break down in the proper environment and may be banned from the landfill in Vermont.

TRASH

Trash includes items that are only managed by landfill disposal.

  • BLACK PLASTIC – No matter if there is a number on it
  • EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE (STYROFOAM)
  • TRADITIONAL KITTY LITTER
  • PHOTOGRAPHS
  • CARTONS AND ASEPTIC CONTAINERS

Note: It is illegal to burn trash in the State of Vermont. It is also illegal to bury trash on your own property, or dump or deposit it anywhere other than a certified disposal facility. Mandated recyclables are not trash and should be properly handled as recyclable materials.

Use this guide to help determine how to properly dispose of an item.