What are Special Recycling Programs?Special Recycling Programs provide easy and convenient recycling options for many common items that cannot be disposed with regular household recyclables. Many of these programs are funded by manufacturers, allowing for residents to dispose at no cost.
What is a Household Hazardous Waste?Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are any products which contain chemicals that render them dangerous or harmful to public health or the environment. Hazardous products often contain labels with warnings including "flammable, reactive, corrosive, or toxic". These toxic substances are banned from landfill disposal in VT.
What can I do with my Electronic Waste?Electronic devices contain a variety of toxic materials and precious metals including mercury, chromium, and lead. Electronic waste must be managed responsibly to ensure recycling and disposal of all components.
How Do I Recycle Batteries?Household Batteries contain a variety of metals and components that make them valuable to recycle. Vermont's statewide battery recycling partner, Call2Recycle, makes disposing of single-use, rechargeable, and cell phone batteries simple and safe. Call2Recycle's Battery Disposal Guide has more details on how to properly store batteries before disposal.
How do I Dispose of Mercury-Containing Products?Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs), Mercury bulbs, and some thermostat systems contain levels of mercury that are hazardous to humans and the environment. Many NEKWMD recycling center locations accept mercury-containing lamps and thermostats.
Below are some tips for Recycling and Reuse options for Bulky Waste in the NEK.