Household Hazardous Waste Collection

NWSWD collects household paint and stain free of charge year-round at our Georgia facility by appointment only. NWSWD accepts other household chemicals (for a nominal fee) at our Georgia facility year-round by appointment only.

Household Collection Events

NWSWD holds household hazardous waste collection events May-September in various district towns on a rotating basis.

Events are open to all residents (no businesses, please) of Grand Isle and Franklin Counties, except for residents of the Town of Fairfax, whose town is not a member of NWSWD. If you are a resident of Fairfax, please contact your town administrator for information on the disposal options available to you.

Upcoming Collection Events

HIGHGATE SALT STORAGE SHED | MAY 7, 2022 8 AM – 2 PM

GRAND ISLE TRANSFER STATION | MAY 14, 2022 8 AM – 2 PM

SWANTON TOWN GARAGE | MAY 21, 2022 8 AM – 2 PM

MONTGOMERY TOWN GARAGE | AUGUST 6, 2022 8 AM – 2 PM

SAINT ALBANS TOWN GARAGE | AUGUST 13, 2022 8 AM – 2 PM

NORTH HERO TRANSFER STATION | AUGUST 20, 2022 8 AM – 2 PM

What To Bring

Automotive Fluids: Motor oil, used antifreeze, and other auto fluids

Rechargeable batteries: Alkaline, nickel-cadium, lithium, and button batteries, auto batteries

Paints and chemicals: Oil based paint, latex paint, solvents, varnishes, pool and hobby chemicals

Lawn and garden chemicals: Both pesticides and fertilizers

Household cleaners: Furniture polish, chlorine bleach, drain cleaners, metal polishes and any cleaners labeled “Danger”, “Poison”, “Warning” and “Caution”.

Fluorescent bulbs / Mercury-containing devices: Fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, thermometers, manometers

Paint and stain: Latex and oil

Smoke detectors

What Not To Bring

Asbestos: a licensed asbestos abatement contractor should handle asbestos. Contact Vermont Agency of Natural Resources at (802) 891-5958 for a list of contractors.

Ammunition and explosives: Contact the State of Vermont Explosives Unit at (802) 244-8727 to arrange for proper disposal of ammunition, fireworks, and flares

Medical waste

Radioactive materials

If you are not ready to dispose of your hazardous waste, follow these tips to safely store your waste and reduce the risk of a hazard.

Always store materials in their original containers. Once a material is separated from its ingredients and usage directions, it becomes far more hazardous simply because it is unknown.

Keep materials out of reach of children. This is important not only when storing the material but when using it. Never leave children unattended around a hazardous material.

Store away from heat and possible sources of sparks. Store materials away from pilot lights, switches and motors.