HHW collection day is an opportunity to clean your attics, basements, garages, closets and cabinets of nasty chemicals that should NOT be thrown away in your regular trash. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) can be identified by key words on the container label: danger, warning, caution and skull and crossbones.  The container may also describe the health or environmental hazard of the product by using the following words: flammable, combustible, poison, caustic, and irritant.

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Date and Locations of 2021 Hazardous Waste Collection:

To be determined in Spring of 2021.  Click here to add your name to our email list and get notified personally!


The collection is open to residents and businesses** in the following District towns: Brattleboro, Brookline, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Jamaica, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, Readsboro, Somerset, Stratton, Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, Westminster and Wilmington. 

YES – What to bringPaint strippers, paint thinners, spray paints, unknown paint cans (rusty labels), adhesives, muriatic acid, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, weed killers, moth balls, contaminated motor oil-(mixed with water, gasoline, unknowns),diesel 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, moth balls.

NO – What NOT to bring:  Paint Products, clean motor oil, empty containers such as paint cans and cleaning bottles, non-household hazardous waste, batteries, electronics, fluorescent 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 collection.  Pre-registration is required for all businesses, schools and institutions.  An inventory of the waste can be emailed to and fees will be determined.    Download the flyer here