Syringe Collection Program


Needles Can Hurt!  

Putting used needles in the trash creates a hazard for the people who have to handle the waste.  It's especially dangerous to put needles into reycling bins. The recyclables are sorted by hand and this puts the WSWMD staff in great danger!  

To encourage safe disposal of the syringes, needles and lancets used by many residents in southeastern Vermont, we are now collecting used sharps and syringes at the WSWMD Transfer Station during normal business hours.


Commercial/Institutional Hazardous Waste

Commercial and Institutional Hazardous Waste is accepted only at our Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events. Otherwise, businesses and schools need to contact a private hazardous waste hauler to come directly to their site.

Any business and institution that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste or 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste, or 220 pounds of residue from cleanup of a spill of this waste, per month is eligible to take part in WSWMD's HHW collections. A small fee for the waste is charged, but the cooperative nature of the collection saves on individual collection costs. An inventory of the waste needs to be sent to WSWMD two weeks prior to the collection date.

For more information, please contact Kristen Benoit, Program Coordinator at (802) 257-0272 ext 113 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Please see our Hazardous Waste Collection Events for more information.