Where can I get rid of my Hazardous Waste?

Local HHW Collections happen three times a year, see the collection schedule or check our Facebook page for location updates. Call 674-4474 with questions.

Hazardous Waste

Acceptable Items

  • Waste oil, antifreeze and other auto fluids
  • All paints, varnishes, and stains
  • Cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Solvents
  • Fertilizer
  • Asbestos (Call GUV to confirm.)

Non-acceptable Items

  • Empty paint spray cans (scrap metal or trash)
  • Empty, dry paint containers (trash)
  • Smoke detectors (Recycle batteries, put detector in trash)
  • Radioactive Material
  • Fireworks
  • Medical Waste (Ask pharmacist or physician)
  • Computers or electronics (Transfer station)
  • Ammunition (Gun dealer or local police)
  • Fluorescent Bulbs (Hardware store or local recycling center)
  • Mercury containing devices (Thermostats, thermometers, etc. – Call GUV)

Alternatives to Hazardous Waste Collections


Vermont Paint Stewardship Law Through the PaintCare program, residents may drop off accepted materials free-of charge at participating paint stores, transfer stations, and GUV HHW collection events.
​In 2021, PaintCare collected 111,847 gallons of “post consumer” paint in Vermont.


  • The Hartford Recycling Center, 2590 North Hartland Road (Rte. 5), White River Junction
  • Britton’s Lumber & Hardware, 56 US Rte. 4, Taftsville
  • Aubuchon Hardware, 2745 US Rte. 5, Windsor
  • Aubuchon Hardware, 3626 Route 14, South Royalton
  • Fogg’s Lumber & Hardware, 301 Route 5 South, Norwich
  • Oakes Brothers, Inc., Rte. 5 Lower Plain, Bradford
  • The Norwich Transfer Station, 24 New Boston Rd. Norwich residents only.

For more information on accepted materials, visit PaintCare.com  or call (802) 674-4474.


All of your batteries and cell phones can be recycled and kept out of the trash.
​Visit www.Call2Recycle.org/vermont to find a convenient drop-off location and get answers to your battery recycling questions, or call the GUV office at (802) 674-4474.

Batteries contain heavy metals that may adversely affect kidney, liver, lung or brain functions in humans and wildlife. Please keep them out of the landfill!
In 2021, Vermonters recycled 216,000 lbs. (108 tons) of batteries through the Vermont Call2Recycle® program.


​There are many local garages that will take oil, oil filter, and car batteries all year.
Note: must be clean used oil, no water, antifreeze or other mixed fluids

What These Garages AcceptOilBatteriesOil Filters
Hartford Transfer Station
590 N. Hartland Rd., 802-295-5740
Advance Auto Parts
Rt. 12A, West Lebanon, 603-298-7036
Co-op Service Center
51 South Park St., Hanover, 603-643-6650
Kedron Valley Garage
Rt.106, South Woodstock, 457-1904
Ward’s Garage
Rt.113, Vershire, 685-2238
Fairlee Marine
Rt. 5, Fairlee, 333-9745