Household Hazardous Waste Depot

The District has gotten all of the permits and constructed a permanent, seasonal household hazardous waste (HHW) facility. It will be open all summer (June through September), for six hours a week. We are currently making appointments for District residents to dispose of their HHW on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:00 a.m. until noon. We are charging $10/car for up to 10 gallons of waste (paint is free).

Appointments are required; call 802-674-9235 to make one and for directions to the new HHW Depot. Click here for a list of what we take and what we do not.

To dispose of HHW between October and June, “The Rutland County Solid Waste District has a permanent hazardous waste collection facility that is generally open year-round. Visit their website or call 802-775-7209 for more information”.

If you just have paint to recycle, and the cans are labeled and not leaking, you can bring them to your local participating retailer. Visit for the closest location.


  • Ammunition (Gun dealer)
  • Asbestos
  • Auto Batteries (transfer station – free recycling)
  • Alkaline Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9v – free recycling at transfer stations)
  • Rechargeable Batteries (free recycling at transfer station)
  • Computers (free recycling at transfer station)
  • Empty containers (recycle)
  • Fireworks
  • Fluorescent Bulbs (free recycling at transfer station or hardware store)
  • Medical Waste (ask pharmacist)
  • Medicines (bring to police department or sheriff’s office dropbox)
  • Radioactive Material
  • Waste Oil (bring to one of these sites)


  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive Products
  • Gasoline
  • Hobby Chemicals
  • Household Cleaners
  • Kerosene
  • Paint Cleaners
  • Pesticides
  • Oil-based and Latex Paints
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Mercury Thermostats