We are Located at 224 Church St. Lyndonville, VT 05851
Phone # 802-626-3532 or 1-800-734-4602
Residential Recycling hours are Wed. 8:00am - 4:00pm & Sat. 8:00am - 3:00pm

Browse through our A-Z Disposal Guide for information on how to safely and properly dispose of these 100 common items.
If you do not see an item you are looking for, please contact us.
A-B, C-D, E-G, H-L, M-O, P-R, S-T, U-Z

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Acrylic Paint

Acrylic Paint is banned from landfill disposal and is collected as a part of our Household Hazardous Waste collection program, held annually at our Lyndonville Recycling Center from May 1- Oct 15, or can be brought to any HHW Collection Event Local hardware stores also collect up to 5gal daily.

Air Conditioners

Air conditioners are banned from landfill disposal, and are accepted at the Lyndonville Recycling Center year-round, as well as any NEKWMD recycling center that collects "white goods" (appliances).

Ammunition

Ammunition of any kind is not accepted by the NEKWMD. Call the VT State Patrol Explosive Unit at (802) 244-8727.

Antifreeze

Anti-freeze is considered a Household Hazardous Waste and is collected at our Lyndonville Recycling Facility annually from May 1-Oct 15, or can be brought to any HHW Collection Event.. Please call for an appointment to dispose of anti-freeze.

Arsenic (Pressure-treated) Wood

Arsenic wood and pressure-treated wood should not be reused and must be brought to the landfill or disposed of during a Bulky Waste event in your town.

Ashes

Ashes are a great fertilizer for your lawn and garden during the spring. You can dispose of ashes in the trash if they are COLD, but are a fire hazard if disposed in the trash while warm or hot. Wet down the ashes and store until cold for disposal.

Ballasts

Ballasts labeled 'no-PCBs" can be recycled as scrap metal. If there is no mention of PCBs, the ballast is assumed to contain PCBs and must be brought to a HHW Collection Event or to at the Lyndonville Recycling Center. Call for more details.

Batteries, Alkaline or Rechargable

Single-use and rechargable batteries are accepted year-round at many of our NEKWMD recycling facilities. Call for more information.

Bubble Wrap and Plastic Packaging

Bubble wrap and plastic packaging film are #2, #4, and #5 plastics and can be disposed of at NEKWMD recycling centers with plastic bag collection.

Building Materials

Building materials, including construction and demolition waste, are Bulky Waste and can be brought to your community's permanent bulky disposal, annual bulky event, or to the Coventry landfill. Or, go to the VT State Website for more disposal options.



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CDs, DVDs, and Cases

Cds, DVDs, and their cases are not recyclable and should be disposed of with regular household trash.

Cans, Metal

Metal cans are banned from landfill disposal and can be recycled at any NEKWMD Recycling Center.

Cat Litter

Cat litter can be disposed with household trash or composted at home (only experienced composters), but cannot be composted through our collection program at NEKWMD recycling centers.

Catalogs

Catalogs and other paper are banned from landfill disposal and can be recycled at any NEKWMD Recycling Center with mixed paper.

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees are considered a "clean wood" and are banned from landfill disposal. Compost your Christmas tree at home or bring to Lyndonville Recycling Center for free disposal.

Computers and Computer Peripherals

Computers and anything that plugs into a computer (or would plug in, if not wireless) are banned from landfill disposal can be brought to any E-waste drop off location throughout the state for free disposal.

Construction and Demolition

Construction and Demolition wastes are Bulky Waste and can be brought to your community's permanent bulky disposal, annual bulky waste event, or the Coventry landfill. Or, go to the VT State Website for more disposal options.

Copier Toner

We accept copier toner at the Lyndonville Recycling Center, as well as many local NEKWMD recycling centers.


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Electronics

Electronics are banned from landfill disposal as they contain toxic chemicals and prescious metals that can be reclaimed and recycled. Bring your electronics to one of our E-waste drop off location for free disposal.If your local recycling center does not accept electronics, you can bring your e-waste to any participating collection location for free.

Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses can be recycled through many local pharmacy programs. Contact your local pharmacies to see if they offer such a program.

Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)

Fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) contain Mercury and are banned from landfill disposal. Many NEKWMD recycling centers collect CFLs for safe and proper disposal.

Foil

Aluminum foils and other aluminum products are banned from landfill disposal and can be recycled at any NEMWKD recycling facility but must be clean of soiled food waste.

Food Scraps

Food scraps can be composted at home in a pile or bin or can be brought to your town's recycling center and disposed in the food scrap totes. Food scraps are composted here in the NEK.

Glass

Glass bottles and jars are banned from landfill disposal. Most glass, including Pyrex, ceramics, window glass, jars and bottles can be recycled at any NEKWMD recycling center.



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Hazardous Products and Containers

Hazardous products are banned from landfill disposal and can be brought to any HHW Collection Event or by appointment to the Lyndonville Recycling center, May 1-Oct 15. Empty containers should be disposed according to material.

Insulation

Insulation (fiberglass, cellulose, foam) is considered a Bulky Waste and can disposed in any community that accepts bulky trash, brought to the Coventry landfill, or disposed of to your town's next Bulky Waste Collection Event.

Joint Compound/Spackling

Joint compound or spackling is non-toxic and should be disposed with regular household trash.

Junk Mail

Junk Mail and other mixed paper are banned from landfill disposal and can be recycled at NEKWMD recycling center and should not be disposed in the trash.

Juice/Milk Cartons (Aesceptic Containers)

"Waxy" juice and milk cartons cannot be recycled locally and should be disposed in trash.

Lead Sinkers

Lead sinkers are banned from use in VT. Please call us at 626-3532 if you have lead sinkers to dispose of.

Leaves

Leaves are banned from landfill disposal and a great addition to any compost pile, or can be piled on their own without maure/food scraps. Leaves should not be placed into the trash.



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Magazines

Magazines are banned from landfill disposal and can be recycled with mixed paper at any NEKWMD recycling centers.

Medications

Unused prescription drugs and medications should be disposed properly through pharmacy take-back programs (Gauthier's Pharmacy, St. Johnsbury) or through local law enforcement (St Johnsbury Police Department 24 hours, seven days per week; the Caledonia Sheriff’s Department, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; the Essex County Sheriff’s Department Monday through Friday from 8-4 p.m.; and the Lyndonville Police Department on Tuesdays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.). Check out more information from the VT Dept. of Health website.

Metal, scrap

Scrap metal is banned from landfill disposal and is accepted at many NEKWMD transfer stations, as well as the Lyndonville Recycling Center.

Motor Oil

Motor oil and filters are banned from landfill disposal and are accepted at many NEKWMD transfer stations, and is accepted year-round at the Lyndonville Recycling Center.

Newspaper

Newspaper is banned from landfill disposal and can be recycled at any NEKWMD recycling center in mixed-paper.



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Paint Cans, empty

Empty paint cans, if metal, can be disposed with scrap metal at your local recycling center, of the Lyndonville recycling center.

Paper

Paper (junk mail, office paper, any color and most types) is banned from landfill disposal and can be recycled at all NEKWMD recycling centers.

Pesticides

Pesticides arebanned from landfill disposal and are considered a hazardous waste. Lyndonville recycling center accepts hazardous waste seasonally, May 1-Oct 15, or can be brought to any HHW Collection Event. Call for more details.

Phone Books

Phone books are banned from landfill disposal and are accepted with mixed paper at all NEKWMD recycling centers.

Plastic Bottles and Containers

Many plastic bottles and containers are banned from landfill disposal, recycle all plastic that is locally accepted at all NEKWMD recycling centers. We accept #1-4 and food-grade #5, under 2-gal capacity. Please rinse containers of food residue.

Print Cartridges

Printer ink and toner cartridges are accepted at the Lyndonville recycling center, as well as some community recycling centers. Check with your local transfer station attendant.


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Sheetrock

Sheetrock and other building material are considered a Bulky Waste and can disposed in any community that accepts bulky trash, brought to the Coventry landfill, or disposed of to your town's next Bulky Waste Collection Event. Or, go to the VT State Website for more disposal options.

Shoes

Shoes in good condition can be donated to local thrift stores such as HOPE in Lyndonville.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, regardless of type, can be disposed of in household trash, or mailed back to manufactorer at owner's expense.

Televisions

Televisions are banned from landfill disposal and are collected through our E-waste program and should not be disposed of in the landfill. You can bring TVs to any participating E-waste collection location for free disposal.

Tires

Tires are banned from landfill disposal and are accepted at many NEKWMD recycling centers for a fee. You can also bring tires to the Lyndonville recycling center. Tires should not be thrown into the trash.



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VHS Tapes

VHS tapes are not recyclable and can be disposed with household trash.

Wires

Wires can be recycled in any community with a scrap metal container. For efficient processing, cut wires to 4ft or less.



Aerosols

Aerosol cans can be brought to many NEKWMD Recycling Centers. They should not be thrown in the trash. Aerosol cans are punctured to remove any liquid and recycle the steel can.

Air Pillow and Packaging

Air Pillow and other plastic packaging designed shipment are #2, #4, or #5, and can be recycled at many NEKWMD Recycling Centers.

Animals (Livestock)

Animal mortalities are handled in a very specific way. If you have an animal carcus to dispose of, please contact the State Solid Waste Management Program at (802) 241-3888.

Appliances

Appliances (also called "white goods") are banned from landfill disposal and are accepted at many NEKWMD recycling centers as scrap metal. If your local recycling center does not accept appliances, Lyndonville recycling center accepts these materials year-round.

Asbestos

Asbestos, both friable and non-friable, must be handled and disposed of carefully. Contact the VT Department of Health at (802) 863-7200, or toll-free at (800) 464-4343 for a list of licensed asbestos abatement contractors.

Automobiles

For vehicle disposal, you can donate your vehicle through a few organizations: Good News Garage or Goodwill Car Donations . You can also contact local scrap yards which may be able to pay a nominal fee for your vehicle.

Batteries, Lead Acid

Car batteries and other lead-acid batteries are banned from landfill disposal and can be disposed of at many NEKWMD recycling centers year round. If your community does not collect lead-acid batteries, bring to Lyndonville recycling center.

Bikes

Bikes that are damaged can be recycled in any community with a scrap metal container, or brought to Lyndonville recycling center. If bikes are in good condition, we accept them for repair at the Lyndonville Recycling Center.

Books, Hard & Soft Covered

Books, both soft and hard-covered, are collected at many NEKWMD recycling centers. Soft-covered can be disposed with mixed-paper, ask attendant for location of hard-covered book disposal.

Bulky Waste

Bulky materials are trash items that are too large to be placed in with household trash. Items like couches, mattresses, Construction and Demolition materials, etc., can be brought directly to your community's transfer station if they accept bulky waste, the Coventry landfill, or taken to your community's Bulky Waste event.


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Cardboard

Cardboard is banned from landfill disposal and can be recycled at any NEKWMD Recycling Center.

Carpet

Carpets, rugs, and padding are considered Bulky Waste and should be disposed of in your community if they have bulky waste disposal, at your community's annual Bulky Disposal event, or brought to the Coventry landfill.

Cell Phones

Cell phones and other electronics are banned from landfill disposal. Always remember to remove your personal information before disposal. Phones can be disposed at many NEKWMD recycling centers.

Cleaning Products

Cleaning product containers that are not empty should be disposed of as Household Hazardous Waste at the Lyndonville Recycling Center, May 1-Oct 15, or at any HHW Collection Event.

Clothing and Textiles

Currently, there are minimal options for clothing reuse or recycling. Donate quality clothes to local thrift stores such as H.O.P.E in Lyndonville.

Cooking Oils

Small amounts of cooking oil can be brought to the food-scrap collection program at many NEKWMD recycling centers. If you have a large amount of cooking oil, or are a business, local companies such as Black Bear Biodiesel offers collection services for cooking oil.

Concrete, Masonry

Concrete and Masonry should be disposed of at the Coventry landfill.

Doors, Windows

Quality doors and windows could be donated for reuse. Window glass can be removed from frame and recycled at Lyndonville recycling center. Otherwise, dispose of doors and windows at landfill or community Bulky Waste event.


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Fertilizers

Fertilizers are considered a hazardous waste and can be disposed at the Lyndonville Recycling Center, May 1 - Oct 15, or at any HHW collection event in a NEKWMD town.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers can be disposed of at many NEKWMD recycling facilities with aerosols. Call for more information.

Fireworks, Explosives

Waste Districts do not accept exposives, ammunition, or fireworks of any kind for recycling or disposal. Please contact the VT State Patrol Explosives Disposal Unit at (802) 244-8727.

Furniture

Furniture is considered a Bulky Waste and can be disposed at any community with bulky waste collection, the Coventry landfill or at one of your community's Bulky Waste events.

Gas, Oil, Mixed

Gas and Oil mixtures are considered household hazardous waste and can be brought to the Lyndonville recycling center by appointment, May 1-Oct 15, or can be brought to any district HHW event.





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Hypodermic Needles/Sharps

Hypodermic needles and medical wastes should be disposed in household trash. Using a durable plastic container, label the container "Sharps," seal and dispose with trash when fill. Check out VT's sharps flyer for more information.

Hydraulic Fluids

Hydraulic fluids are accepted year-round with waste oil. If your local recycling center does not accept used oil, you can bring the material to the Lyndon recycling center.

Invasive, Diseased, or Noxious Plants

Invasive, diseased, or noxious plants can be burned with clean wood and yard debris, in accordance with VT fire regulations. We do not accept this plant material through our NEKWMD food-scrap collection program.

Kerosene

Kerosene is considered a hazardous material and can be brought by appointment to our Lyndonville recycling center, May 1- Oct 15, or to any of our district HHW collection events.

Latex Paint

Latex Paint is considered a hazardous material and can be disposed at the Lyndonville recycling center by appointment, May 1-Oct 15, or to any of our district HHW events. You can also find a participating PaintCare location to dispose of up to 5gal/day.

Lead Paint

Unused lead paint is considered a hazardous material and can be brought by appointment to our Lyndonville recycling center, May 1- Oct 15, or to any of our district HHW collection events. Lead Paint chips or wood with lead paint is trash.

Light Bulbs, Incandescent

Incandescent light bulbs are household trash.


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Mercury Products

Any product containing Mercury (thermostats, thermometers, hearing-aid batteries) is a household hazardous waste and can be brought by appointment to Lyndonville recycling center, May 1 - Oct. 15, or any HHW Collection Event for proper disposal. Only CFL bulbs can be disposed at local recycling centers.

Medical Waste

Home-generated medical waste should always be disposed of as trash. A few organizations haul medical waste in VT:
Stericycle, Inc.
401-769-5800
S-J Transportation
609-769-2741
B&D Associates
603-224-1157
MedPro
888-641-6131.
Please do not try to recycle medical waste.

Microwave Ovens

Microwave ovens (and other metal appliances) are accepted at any recycling center with a scrap metal container. The Lyndonville Recycling Center collects scrap metal appliances if your town does not have a scrap metal container.

Musical Instruments

Check out local school programs or thrift stores to donate. Many instruments can be disposed as scrap metal if damaged.

Oil Filters

Many local recycling centers accept oil filters, as well as used oil. Check in with your local tranfer station. Lyndonville recycling center also accepts motor oil and filters.

Oil-based Paint

Oil-based paint is a household hazardous waste and is collected annually by appointment at the Lyndonville Recycling Center from May 1- Oct 15, or at any HHW Collection Event. Local hardware stores also collect up to 5gal/day.


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Pallets

The NEKWMD accepts reusable pallets, 40"x48".

Paper Bags

Paper bags (Kraft bags) are banned from landfill disposal and are accepted at all NEKWMD recycling centers with our CARDBOARD collection.

Pizza Boxes

Pizza boxes that are not soiled with excessive grease or cheese can be recycled with cardboard at all NEKWMD recycling center.

Plastic Bags

Plastic bags labeled #2, #4, or #5 are accepted for recycling at many NEKWMD recycling centers, as well as major grocery retailers in our area (Shaw's, Price Chopper locations).

Propane Tanks

Many NEKWMD recycling centers accept 1# Propane tanks with the aerosol collection. If your community does not accept propane tanks, Lyndonville recycling center is available for disposal.




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Shingles, Asphalt

Asphalt shingles, and other building materials, are Bulky Waste and can be brought to the Coventry landfill or disposed of during your town's Bulky Waste event. Or, go to the VT State Website for more disposal options.

Styrofoam

There currently are no local recycling options for Styrofoam so it should be disposed with household trash.

Thermostats and Mercury Thermometers

Mercury-containing products are banned from landfill disposal. The NEKWMD collects mercury-containing products at many recycling centers, including Lyndonville. Ask your local transfer station attendant or call the NEKWMD.

Toys

Toys that are in good condition can be donated to local thrift stores, such as HOPE in Lyndonville. Toys, even when plastic, are not recyclable and should be disposed with household trash.

Tyvek

Tyvek and other building materials are Bulky Waste and can be brought to the Coventry landfill or disposed of during your town's Bulky Waste event. Or, go to the VT State Website for more disposal options.



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Wrapping Paper

Most wrapping paper is recyclable at your local NEKWMD recycling center. Wrapping paper is *not* recyclable if shiny or made with foil.

Yard Waste

Yard Waste is banned from landfill disposal and is a great source of carbon for backyard compost piles, or can simply be left to breakdown on your property. The Lyndonville Recycling Center and several NEKWMD recycling centers collects yard waste and clean brush, call for more details or check in with your transfer station attendant.



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