Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The collections are open to all WSWMD residents. Take this opportunity to clean your shelves and closets of nasty chemicals that should not be thrown away in your daily trash.
- Marlboro Elementary School
- Putney Fire Station
- Vernon Town Garage
- Whitingham Town Garage
Limit: No more than a total of 10 gallons per household.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) can be identified by key words on the container label: danger, warning and caution. The container may also describe the health or environmental hazard of the product by using the following words: flammable, combustible, poison, caustic, and irritant.
What to bring: oil paint, stains, varnishes, wood preservatives, rust proofers, paint strippers, paint thinners, adhesives, muriatic acid, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, weed killers, moth balls, motor oil, fuel, gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze, engine degreaser, brake fluid, car wax, polishes, driveway sealer, roofing tar, swimming pool chemicals, lighter fluid, oven cleaners, floor and metal polishes, rug and upholstery cleaners, photo chemicals, chemistry sets, drain and toilet cleaners, spot removers, flea control products and moth balls.
What NOT to Bring: Latex paint (dry it out and throw away as trash), empty containers such as paint cans and cleaning bottles, non-household hazardous waste, electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, radioactive wastes (e.g. smoke detectors), explosives, ammunition, asbestos, pharmaceuticals and medical waste.
Businesses, schools and institutions that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month can take part in the fall collection (November 2, 2013) program for a fee. An inventory of the waste needs to be sent to the WSWMD by October 28, 2013 so a fee can be determined.
For questions, please call Kristen Benoit at (802) 257-0272 ext 115 or email