UPDATE: CVSWMD will be resuming scheduled HHW collection events for the 2020 season. In the event of changes of state or federal requirements, certain collection events may be cancelled. Please check this page regularly for updates. Our priority remains the health and safety of our customers and employees while continuing to meet central Vermont’s solid waste needs. We appreciate your patience and assistance during this time.
2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Every collection is held 9 am - 1:00 pm
Please follow these guidelines if you come to our events.
• CVSWMD Residents only*
• Remain in vehicle with mask on
• All hazwaste must be in car trunk or truck bed
• Pay in exact change or check ($20 per carload)
• No garbage bags
• No containers will be returned (gas cans, bins, etc.)
• No pets allowed
*CVSWMD Member Towns: Barre City, Barre Town, Berlin, Bradford, Calais, Chelsea, Duxbury, East Montpelier, Fairlee, Hardwick, Middlesex, Montpelier, Orange, Plainfield, Tunbridge, Walden, Washington, Williamstown, and Woodbury.
Businesses, Municipalities, and Schools must pre-register for these events at least one week ahead of time. Businesses must be a Conditionally Exempt Generator (CEG). Learn more at the State of Vermont's website. To register as a CEG, call our Program Coordinator at 802-229-9383 X 115.
Common Hazardous Waste examples:
Business Hazardous Waste
Businesses should contact the CVSWMD Program Coordinator at 229-9383 x 115 or the State Solid Waste Program at 802-828-1138.
What to do when the Hazardous Waste collection season is over? If the season is over, see our website for tips on storing your HHW safely until the next collection event. What if I can’t wait? If you cannot wait for a collection event you can contact a private contractor:
Year-Round Hazardous Waste Collection
Do you have household hazardous waste you need to dispose of NOW?
The Chittenden Solid Waste District now collects hazardous waste from residents outside its district for a fee. Click here for complete information from CSWD.
Wondering what Household Hazardous Waste is?! Visit our Hazardous Waste program page to learn more! If you have questions, call us at 229-9383 or email us!
Paint, Batteries, Bulbs and Electronics Recycling Programs
Paint, batteries, bulbs and e-waste have year round drop-off locations throughout VT. Check out these websites to find a location near you! You can also bring paint, batteries and fluorescent bulbs to our Additional Recyclables Collection Center (ARCC) at 540 North Main Street in Barre year round.