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 Hazardous Waste Collection
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 13, 2023 8 AM – 2 PM
GRAND ISLE TRANSFER STATION | MAY 20, 2023 8 AM – 2 PM
SWANTON TOWN GARAGE | MAY 27, 2023 8 AM – 2 PM
MONTGOMERY TOWN GARAGE | AUGUST 5, 2023 8 AM – 2 PM
SAINT ALBANS TOWN GARAGE | AUGUST 12, 2023 8 AM – 2 PM
NORTH HERO TRANSFER STATION | AUGUST 19, 2023 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”.
Mercury-containing devices: Thermometers, manometers
Paint and stain: Latex and oil
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
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.