RECYCLING ROUND What to Recycle

There are six items that must be recycled statewide:

Statewide Six Website

*6 Hard Plastics - include plastic containers #1 & #2 only

Have these recyclables picked up curbside or drop them off at a transfer station or recycling center. 

 

In addition, some municipalities or private waste haulers will also accept additional materials, such as plastic containers #3 - #7.  Residents and businesses should contact their municipality and/or waste hauler to find out exactly what is collected and to find out how the recyclables are to be separated.  For more specific information in your community, please follow the link below:

Brattleboro                                   Marlboro                                     Wardsboro

Brookline                                      Newfane                                     Westminster

Dover                                           Putney                                        Whitingham

Dummerston                                Readsboro                                  Wilmington

Guilford                                        Stratton                                       WSWMD

Halifax                                         Townshend

Jamaica                                       Vernon

 

Recycling Dos & Don'ts

    • Do rinse recyclable containers clean. They don't have to be perfect—just free of most residue.
    • Do breakdown and fold large cardboard boxes.
    • Don’t put anything smaller than two inches on two sides in your recycling bin. 
    • Don't place plastic bags in the recycling bin. Bags clog up the sorting machines.

  • Don't put anything with leftover food on it in the recycling. 
  • Don't place styrofoam in the recycling. Vermont recycling facilities don't accept styrofoam.

 

When in doubt, throw it out!

It's better than trashing the recycling bin. 

 

Numbers on Plastic Containers: What Do They Mean?

Recycling Numbers  

Ever wonder what the recycling number on your plastic containers really mean. Find out here: Plastic Recycling Numbers.

 

Questions?

Call (802) 257-0272

RECYCLING ROUNDWhere to Recycle

The following table lists the recycling information that we have for your town. Call your local town office for more details on your recycling options.

Town Town Office Phone number Location
Brattleboro (802) 251-8103

The recycling boxes on Fairground Road were removed at the end of June.

Recycling can be brought to WSWMD, 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. An access sticker must be purchased to use the facility. Stickers are sold at the Scalehouse.  For information on Brattleboro's curbside trash, recycling, and compost pick-up, please visit Brattleboro's curbside trash, recycling, and compost collection program.

Brookline (802) 365-4648

Grassy Brook Road (near intersection of Grassy Brook Road and Hill Road).  For more information on Brookline's recycling program, please visit http://www.brooklinevt.com/news/message-our-windham-solid-waste-management-represenative.

Dover (802 464-5100 Dover Transfer Station, 111 Landfill Road.
Dummerston (802) 257-1496

Recycling boxes at Dummerston Town Garage on East-West Road were removed at the end of June.

Recycling can be brought to WSWMD, 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. An access sticker must be purchased to use the facility. Stickers are sold at the Scalehouse.

Guilford (802) 254-6857 Recycling can be brought to WSWMD, 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. An access sticker must be purchased to use the facility. Stickers are sold at the Scalehouse.
Halifax (802) 368-7390 Near elementary school on Branch Brook Road.
Jamaica (802) 874-4681 Jamaica Transfer Station,145 Castle Hill Road. 
Marlboro (802) 254-2181

24/7 Drop-off recycling location has changed. For more information call Marlboro Town Hall (number listed at left).

Or, recycling can be brought to WSWMD, 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. An access sticker must be purchased to use the facility. Stickers are sold at the Scalehouse.

Newfane (802) 365-7772

Recycling can be brought to WSWMD, 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. An access sticker must be purchased to use the facility. Stickers are sold at the Scalehouse.

Putney (802) 387-5862

Recycling boxes were removed at the end of June.

Recycling can be brought to WSWMD, 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. An access sticker must be purchased to use the facility. Stickers are sold at the Scalehouse.

Readsboro (802) 423-5405 Readsboro Transfer StationPhelps Lane.
Stratton (802) 896-6184

Stratton Town Garage, 8 Town Garage Road.

Townshend (802) 365-7300 Townshend Town Garage, 1102 Grafton Road (Route 35).
Vernon (802) 257-0292 Recycling can be brought to WSWMD, 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. An access sticker must be purchased to use the facility. Stickers are sold at the Scalehouse.
Wardsboro (802) 896-6055 Wardsboro Transfer Station, 77 Dump Road.  For more information, please visit Wardsboro Frequently Asked Questions.
Westminster (802) 722-4091 Weekly curbside residential trash pick up is by Ruggerio Trash Removal.  If you have any questions regarding your pick up, you can contact them at (802) 869-2235.  Please have your rubbish curbside by 7AM to make sure the service is done.  Curbside pick up is for regular household trash only.  For more information, including additional recycling locations, please visit Westminstervt.org.
Whitingham (802) 368-7887 Whitingham Transfer Station, 4189 Route 100, behind Whitingham Town Garage.
Wilmington (802) 464-8591

Wilmington Transfer Station, Miller Road or Beaver Street near the tennis courts.

Why Recycle

There are many reasons why we recycle, incuding: 

  1. Recycling is an economical solid waste management option.
  2. It can reduce your waste stream at least 25%.
  3. It's cheaper than landfilling or incinerating your trash.
  4. It conserves natural resources by slowing down consumption of these resources.
  5. It preserves valuable materials for future generations.
    Using recyclables instead of virgin materials saves energy: Aluminum 95%, Steel 74%, Paper 64%.
  6. It creates jobs. Keeping U.S. manufacturing industries alive and competitive in the global economy. Go USA! 

 

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