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FREE Year-round Paint Collection!                                                

The following paint products are accepted at the WSWMD on a daily basis:

  • Latex Paints*
  • Oil Based paints
  • Architectural paints
  • Field & lawn paints
  • Floor paints (including elastomeric)
  • Stains
  • Deck coatings
  • Primers
  • Sealers
  • Undercoaters
  • Urethanes
  • Varnishes
  • Enamels
  • Shellacs
  • Lacquers
  • Waterproofing concerte/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)

Limit: 10 cans per visit     

*Latex paint must be in liquid form.  Hardened or solidified latex paint is nontoxic and disposed of in the trash.

Read more: Paint Collection Program

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 Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) Convenience Center during operating hours.

Read more: Syringe Collection Program

Commercial/Institutional Hazardous Waste

Commercial and Institutional Hazardous Waste is accepted only at the WSWMD Covienence Center during the November Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection. 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 Annual HHW Day. 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.



Please see our Hazardous Waste Collection Events for more information.