Solid Waste and Recycling 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.  

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What Do I Do With...

To learn more about how to manage a specific material click on a category below. Some materials require special attention because they are banned from the landfill or hazardous. 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

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Paint Cans

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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