It is illegal in Vermont to dispose of any of these items in the trash or landfill:

Asbestos Waste

Unless facility licensed and is load pre-authorized


Rechargeables, button batteries, lead-acid batteries

Dangerous wastes

Explosives, fireworks, flares, hot ashes or unprotected “sharps”

Electronic items

Computers, monitors, printers, TVs, stereos, VCRs, DVD players, digital converter boxes, video game consoles, personal music players, PDAs, phones, chargers

Hazardous waste

Gasoline, pool chemicals, acids, drain cleaner

Liquid waste

Regulated medical waste

Mercury-added products

Fluorescent bulbs, thermostats, thermometers, barometers


Used oil and used oil filters


Oil-based paint, stain, varnish, thinner, stripper, etc. (latex paint OK if dried)

Propane cylinders, other gas cylinders

Smoke detectors


White goods

Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, washers, dryers, etc.