Materials Banned from Vermont Landfills

The following items have been banned from Vermont Landfills and must be properly disposed of through your solid waste district, town transfer station (if an accepted item) or a permitted waste hauler:

  • Any Hazardous Waste 
  • Appliances/White Goods - air conditioners, boilers, dehumidifiers, diswashers, dryers, freezers, furnaces, hot water heaters, microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, trash compactors, copiers, washers & water coolers.
  • Batteries - Button cell, lead acid (car batteries) & rechargeable (nickel-cadmium, Nickel-metal-hydride, lithium-oin).  Regular alkaline batteries are disoposed of in with your trash. 
  • Dangerous Wastes - Explosives, fireworks, sharps, medical waste, & propane cylinders & liquid waste.  
  • Electronics - Answering machines, computers (monitors, peripherals), CRT containing divices, DVD players, E-device power cords, and chargers, electronic game consoles (Xbox, Playstation, Gameboys, etc.), fax machines, PDA's (and other personal e-devices), printers, stereo equipment, telephones, televisions, wireless phones & VCRs.
  • Mercury-Added Products - fluorescent bulbs & tubes, thermometers, therostats, etc.
  • Paints, stains, varnishs & thinners - Latex and oil based paints. This also includes paint thinner, paint remover, stains & varnishes.  Please see our Paint Collection Program
  • Recycables - Plastics #1 and #2, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans and aluminum foil, cardboard, mixed paper, and newspaper.
  • Scrap Metal  
  • Tires
  • Waste Oil & Filters

To view a copy of the Vermont State Law Disposal Ban Poster please click here.