Household Hazard Waste Collection

When: Saturday, June 11th 8 am – 12 pm

Where: Townshend Highway Garage

1102 Grafton Road, Route 35, Townshend, VT

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) can be identified by HHWkey words on the container label: danger, warning and caution. The container may also describe the health or environmental hazard of the product by using the following words: flammable, combustible, poison, caustic, and irritant.

The collection is open to all Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) residents.

Take this opportunity to clean your shelves and closets of nasty chemicals that should not be thrown away in your daily trash.

What to bring:

Oil paint, stains, varnishes, wood preservatives, rust proofers, paint strippers, paint thinners, adhesives, muriatic acid.

Insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, weed killers, moth balls.

Motor oil, fuel, gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze, engine degreaser, brake fluid, car wax, polishes, driveway sealer, roofing tar, swimming pool chemicals, lighter fluid.

Oven cleaners, floor and metal polishes, rug and upholstery cleaners, photo chemicals, chemistry sets, drain and toilet cleaners, spot removers, flea control products, moth balls.

What NOT to bring:

Latex paint (WSWMD accepts latex paint, in its liquid form, on a daily basis. Limit: 10 gallons per visit.), empty containers such as paint cans and cleaning bottles, non-household hazardous waste, electronics, radioactive wastes (e.g. smoke detectors), explosives, ammunition, asbestos, pharmaceuticals and medical waste.

Limits/Fees – 10-gallon limit – Free!
More than 10 gallons – please call WSWMD.

Businesses, schools and institutions that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month can take part in the collection. Pre-registrayion is required for all businesses. An inventory of the waste must be faxed or emailed to Kristen Benoit and fees will be determined.

The Convenience Center at WSWMD accepts certain hazardous waste on a daily basis. Please see Materials Accepted. For questions, please call Kristen Benoit at (802) 257-0272 ext 113, Fax (802) 257-5122, or email
Additonal collections wil be held in November.