What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Hazardous wastes are any product which contains chemicals that make them dangerous or have hardmful effects on public health and the environment. Hazardous products are flammable, reactive, corrosive, or toxic, and the label may contain one of the symbols demonstrated in the side image. These toxic substances are banned from landfill disposal in VT.
In order to help residents, businesses, and schools dispose of these chemicals, the NEKWMD provides a few options - We accept Household Hazadous Waste at the Lyndonville Recycling Center, 224 Church St, May 1- Oct. 15, 2018. Please schedule an appointment at (802) 626-3532.
If you do not live near Lyndon, check out our calendar of 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
, open to any district resident.
Paint and paint-products (vanish, wood stain) can be recycled through many paint retail locations
What can I do with my Electronic Waste?
Electronic devices contain a variety of toxic materials and precious metals including mercury, chromium, and lead. For these reasons, electronic waste must be managed responsibly to ensure recycling and disposal of all components.
The VT E-Cycles program provides convenient recycling of televisions, computers, monitors, printers, and other computer peripherals (i.e., anything that can plug into a computer or has wireless connection to computers) for FREE for all VT residents, charities, school districs, and small businesses. Check here to see if your community offers E-waste disposal.
If they do not, don't fear! You can bring to any drop-off location.
What to do I do with my Bulky Waste?
Bulky Waste is any item that is trash but cannot fit into a household trash bag.
Many communities have permanent bulky disposal available at their transfer station, or host annual or bi-annual Bulky Waste collection events, check out information below and our 2018 Calendar to see if your town offers these options.
If your community does not have a Bulky Waste collection event, you can dispose of items at the St. Johnsbury Transfer Stations or the Coventry Landfill for a fee.
Below are some tips for Recycling and Reuse options for Bulky Waste in the NEK.