Empty latex cans may be recycled in with metals – empty oil based cans should go in trash.
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PaintCare sites accept house paint and primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings (e.g., shellac and varnish) but we do not accept aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use. The products we accept are referred to as “PaintCare Products” or “architectural paint” and they must be in containers that are no […]
Wood with lead paint is considered contaminated and needs to be disposed as a solid waste.
Lead paint chips that have been scraped off wood siding, windows, furniture, etc are consider Household hazardous waste, and should be brought to a HHW collection.
EACH MONTH, WE’LL COVER A NEW WASTE AND RECYCLING TOPIC AND PROVIDE TIPS AND TRICKS TO BETTER MANAGE YOUR WASTE! October 2021 For the month of October, our topic is Extended Producer Responsibility! Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a mandatory type of product stewardship in which the manufacturer is responsible for helping properly manage its […]
As of July 1, 2016, leaf and yard debris are banned from disposal. Clean wood is also banned. What is Leaf & Yard Debris? Leaves, grass clippings, weeds, brush and other plant waste are all considered “leaf & yard debris”. Leaf & yard debris can be composted in your back yard or brought to any […]
Make sure wood pallets and scrap wood are definitely untreated before reusing them. Reuse for stacking firewood off the ground. Untreated scrap wood may be used for small construction projects and burned in wood furnaces and wood stoves. The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources provides information about deconstruction as well. Contact reuse businesses specializing in […]
We encourage you to reuse your plastic bags (garbage can liner or to keep used paint rollers in). Using reusable bags is highly recommended. Beginning July 2020, plastic bags will be banned from use at most retail stores. If you have plastic bags, that you want to recycle you can bring the following to most […]
Many reuse and repurpose options www.pintrest.com. Offer them to neighbors through Front Porch Forum. If these are not feasible options, clean wood can be taken to the Stump Dump in Randolph and Northfield transfer stations for free. If they have been contaminated (painted or stained) they can be taken as waste for a fee at […]
Never mix bits of leftover hazardous material. Don’t rinse out empty containers. If almost empty, bring to a HHW collection. In general, you can place empty HHW product containers, such as quart containers for oil and paint cans, the trash. If no more can be poured or used from the container – it is considered […]