Solid Waste Management Program

We all generate waste, be it packaging from food or other consumer products, grass clippings & branches from our yards or broken or obsolete electronics. If disposed of inappropriately, these wastes could create nuisances, environmental hazards or public health risks. Use the information on the Solid Waste Management webpages to learn how to properly store, treat, transport and dispose of solid waste materials.  


The 2018 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit is on April 5, 2018 at the Vermont Technical College. Click here for more information.




Universal Recycling Stakeholders Meetings. Click here for more information.


Cans of paint and varnishPublic Notice: VT Agency of Natural Resources 30-Day Public Comment Period on Amended Paint Stewardship Plan

PaintCare has submitted an amended Paint Stewardship Plan for Vermont’s program.

Major revisions to the Plan are found in the following Sections:  D. Paint Retailers, H. Direct Pick-Up Service for Large Volumes and I. Convenience Criteria. The Agency has determined that this draft plan (8.18.17 Version) meets the requirements of Vermont statute- 10 V.S.A chapter 159, subchapter 4 Paint Stewardship Program.

This Plan will be posted for a 30 day public comment period from August 23rd to September 25th.

Please send any comments on the amended plan to Mia Roethlein at mia.roethlein@vermont.gov no later than September 25th at 4pm.


What Do I Do With...

To learn more about how to manage a specific material click on a category below. If the material you are trying to manage is not listed please contact your local Solid Waste Management District for options near you. 

Solid Home Recycling

Solid Home Organics

Household Hazardous Waste

Food Donation

WMD - Solid Home Disposal 3 column

WMD - Electronics Widget2 - 3 column

WMD - Thermostats Widget - 3 column

Paint Cans

WMD - Bulbs Widget - 3 column

WMD - Bottles Widget - 3 column

Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Waste Management and Prevention Division

Davis Building - 1st Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3704
802-828-1138