Where Do I Go?
Check out Town Facilities page to see where to bring recyclables. Have a question about a particular item?
See the A-Z Guide for answers.
Blue Bin Recyclables
Recyclable items have real value—if they’re prepared correctly. Companies that buy recyclable items have requirements about the condition of the materials that they accept. If we don’t prepare material to meet their requirements, they won’t take it.
Empty, clean, and dry
All items should be empty, clean & dry. You don’t need to scrub out every container; just rinse it clean. Keep paper & cardboard out of the rain as much as possible. And don’t recycle an item with stuck-on food. If you don’t remove the food, that item is trash.
At least 2 inches
All items must be at least 2″ in two directions. Items like bottle caps or airplane toiletries are too small (they can fall through gaps in our equipment and contaminate the glass stream).
Plastic Containers #1-#7: rinsed & empty. No film or bags. No automotive, petroleum, pesticide or cleaner containers.
Don’t let your redeemable bottles and cans go to waste! Visit one of these local redemption centers to your cash in on your recyclables! Cans with VT inscribed on the top are worth .05¢, bottles with VT beer bottles are .10¢, and liquor bottles are .15¢.
Redeemable Bottles & Can Drop-off Locations
|White River Junction Redemption|
Hartford Transfer Station, Rte. 5
|802-282-2221||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat|
10:00 – 4:30
|Call first to confirm!|
|Dan & Whit’s General Store|
Main Street, Norwich, VT
|802-649-1602||Daily||Only take products they sell.|
|Coburn’s General Store|
Route 132, South Strafford, VT
7:00 – 6:30
|Please pre-count and box, only |
take what they sell.
Routes 5 & 12, Hartland, VT
|802-436-2360||Daily||Only take products they sell.|
Have an old computer?
Visit Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation to learn more about how Vermont is changing the game in electronics recycling and why you should participate. Click here for more.
E-Cycle Hotline: 1-855-6ecycle
LAW: Vermont’s landfill disposal requirements makes it illegal to dispose of several materials, including many electronic devices. The Vermont E-Cycles statute provides for free and convenient collection of computers, monitors, printers, computer peripherals, and televisions for covered entities. The law has been in place since 2011.
WHAT: Computers (including tablets), monitors, printers, computer peripherals, and televisions are accepted at every location for free.
WHO: Consumers, charities, school districts, and small businesses that employ 10 or fewer individuals can use the E-Cycles program for free. Other individuals who bring in seven (7) or fewer devices can also recycle at no charge. Manufacturers have been paying for the e-waste collection and recycling program since July 1, 2011.
Benefits of Recycling Computers
It is imperative to recycle all old computers and electronics. When electronics make their way into landfills they can release dangerous chemicals into the surrounding ecosystem.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Benefits of Reducing and Reusing
- Prevents pollution caused by reducing the need to harvest new raw materials
- Saves energy
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change
- Helps sustain the environment for future generations
- Saves money
- Reduces the amount of waste that will need to be recycled or sent to landfills and incinerators
- Allows products to be used to their fullest extent