Recycle Your Single-Use Batteries
Vermont is the first state in the nation to pass single-use/household battery recycling.
Single-use batteries, such as AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt, are used in many items. Vermonters buy over 10 million batteries per year and most end up in the landfill. Certain components of the batteries, such as heavy metals like cadmium, mercury, and lead are hazardous to human health and the environment. Recycling household batteries conserves natural resources, and lessens environmental impacts from mining for virgin materials and landfill disposal.
The Primary Battery Stewardship Law, Act 139, requires manufacturers of single-use batteries to provide a stewardship plan to manage the proper recycling of batteries sold in Vermont and establishes convenient recycling options for residents, at no cost.
The Windham Solid Waste Management District accepts batteries at the Convenience Center during normal business hours.
To view recycling information on all types if batteries, please visit our Batteries webpage.
2015 Annual Report
Each year the WSWMD completes an annual report for its member communities. Please see WSWMD 2015 Annual Report to view or download a copy of this year's report.
Swap Shop Winter Hours
Hours of Operation
Open 2nd Saturday of the month 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Because we need to close promptly at noon, large loads of donations may not be accepted after 11:45am.
Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law (Act 148)
“Universal Recycling (Act 148) is new Vermont solid waste legislation that focuses on recyclables and organics.” The law will provide convenient collection services across the state. Over the next seven years, mandated recyclables, leaf and yard debris, clean wood scraps, and food scraps will become illegal to throw away.
To learn more about mandated recyclables, materials banned from the landfill, timeline of the law for residents, collection services that will be required by law, and the food scrap reduction hierarchy, please view the Act 148 Summary Sheet.
For more information on the law please visit Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law.
WSWMD Hauler and Property Caretaker License Application
As mandated by Act 148, Vermont's Universal Recycling Law, all haulers and property caretakers that operate within the District's 19 member communities must register their vehicle(s) and obtain a license from the Windham Solid Waste Management District. The District does not charge a fee for the license.
A copy of the application is available at WSWMD Hauler and Property Caretaker License Application or at the District office, 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro, VT. For more information, please contact the WSWMD at (802) 257-0272.
NEW Paint Collection Program!
NOW ACCEPTING latex* and oil based paints on a daily basis - FREE!
Limit: 10 cans per visit
- Latex paints
- Oil Based paints
- Architectural paints
- Field & lawn paints
- Floor paints (including elastomeric)
- Deck coatings
- Waterproofing concerte/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
*Latex paint must be in its liquid form. Hardened or solidified latex paint is nontoxic and disposed of in the trash.