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ITEM QUALIFIERCURBSIDE COMPOSTRECYCLINGTRASHSPECIAL/OTHER OPTIONS (contact WSWMD)EXPLANATIONHAZARDOUS WASTE (contact WSWMD)ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
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"Biodegradable" hygiene productsNONOTRASH ONLYThese items will not compost in our local facility
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"Compostable" cups/plates/utensilsYESNOOKeven if soiled. Please make sure it is labeled "compostable". It is not labeled as such put in trash.
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adhesive (liquid)NONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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aluminum (baking pans & tin foil)Must be clean -- NO FOOD!NOYESNO, unless contaminated with foodMake sure there are no food scraps/gunk attached, please! If all gunked up with food -- put in the trash.
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ammunitionNONONOAmmunition is NOT accepted at the WSWMD. For unwanted or unused ammunition please contact your local police department or the Vermont State Police.
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anitfreezeNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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appliancesNONONOcall WSWMD 257-0272
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asbestosNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashcall WSWMD 257-0272call WSWMD 257-0272
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aseptic containersNONOTRASH ONLYthese containers have a foil lining insideitems often sold in aseptic caontainers -- juice (w/ detachable straw), soy milk, chicken broth
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baby wipesNONOTRASH ONLYhuman wasteAnd they don't compost well
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beansraw or cookedYESNOOK
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beeswax (or beeswax candles with cotton wicks)YESNOOK
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BonesYESNOOK
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booksNOYES (first, remove and throw away hard covers)Never put in trash (only the hard covers)WSWMD has a container for book donationsPaper backs can go directly in recycling
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box springsNONONOcall WSWMD 257-0272
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brake fluidNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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BreadYESNOOK
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butter wrapper (foil)NONOTRASH ONLY
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butter wrapper (paper)YESNOOK
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car waxNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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carbon copies such as carbon receipts or duplicate check carbonsNONOTRASH ONLY
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cassette tapesNONOTRASH ONLY
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cell phonesNONONOFree disposal at WSWMD, call 257-0272
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Cellophane tapeNONOTRASH ONLY
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CeramicsNONOTRASH ONLY
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Cereal YESNOOK
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cereal & cracker box linersNONOTRASH ONLYthese will not compost -- they are NOT wax paper
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charcoal (real wood)NONOTRASH ONLY
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charcoal briquets (manufactured)NONOTRASH ONLY
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CheeseYESNOOK
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Chemicals -- in doubt?NONODon't put in trash, if in doubtcall WSWMD 257-0272Contact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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chemistry setsNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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chopsticks, craft/popsicle sticksYESNOOK
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Christmas tree lights NONOTRASH ONLY
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CigarettesNONOTRASH ONLY
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CigarsNONOTRASH ONLY
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clay creations (by kids) using natural air-dry clayNONOTRASH ONLY
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Clementine boxesnails/staples CAN BE LEFT INYESNOOK
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clothespins (wooden) without metal partsYESNOOK
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Coffee grounds/filtersYESNOOK
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computer printerNONONOfree disposal -- call WSWMD, 257-0272
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computers & peripheralsNONONOfree disposal -- call WSWMD, 257-0272
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Cooking oils / fatslimited quantityYESNOOK
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cotton ballsNONOTRASH ONLY
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cotton fabricSee -- fabricNONOTRASH ONLY
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couchNONONOcall WSWMD 257-0272
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CrackersYESNOOK
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Dairy productsYESNOOK
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dead mice, birds, and other once-living presents from catsSMALL critters onlyYESNOOK
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dental FlossNONOTRASH ONLY
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diaperslabeled "compostable"NONOTRASH ONLYAll diapers in TRASH
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dog poopin BPI-rated bag or wrapped in newspaperYESNOOKIf in a plastic "Doggie Bag" it MUST GO IN THE TRASH. If in a BioBag "doggie bag" -- BPI certified -- it can go in the compost.
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drain / toilet cleanersNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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driveway sealerNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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dryer lintYESNOOK
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dryer sheetsNONOTRASH ONLYthese do not compost well
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drywall scrapsNONODemolition Debris (WSWMD)Demolition Debris (WSWMD)
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egg cartons - clear plasticNOYESNO, Never put in trashOr take back to store / farm for reuse
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egg cartons - paperYESNOOKOr take back to store / farm for reuse
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egg cartons - StyrofoamNONOTRASH ONLYOr take back to store / farm for reuse
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Egg shellsYESNOOK
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electronicsNONONOcall WSWMD 257-0272call WSWMD 257-0272
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engine degreaserNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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explosivesNONONOcall WSWMD 257-0272call WSWMD 257-0272 or local / state police
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fabric scraps (all kinds)NONOTRASH ONLY or put in Fabric / clothes box at WSWMDThere is a box dedicated to fabirc and clothes at WSWMD
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facial tissueseven brands that don't disintegrate in the washer/dryerYESNOOK
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Feminine hygiene products even if labeled "compostable"NONOTRASH ONLY
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fertilizersNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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fishraw or cookedYESNOOK
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flea control productsNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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floor and metal polishersNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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Frozen food boxesYESNOOKeven if soiled
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Fruit peelingsYESNOOK
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Fur - animalYESNOOK
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FurnitureNONONOcall WSWMD 257-0272
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furniture -- woodenwood onlyNONODemolition Debris (WSWMD)Demolition Debris (WSWMD)Stuffed sofas/chairs, etc. -- dispose at WSWMD for a fee
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gasolineNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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gift wrap (metalic)NONOTRASH ONLY
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gift wrap (non-metalic)remove all ribbons, bows, doo-dadsNOYESNOMetallic/foil wrapping paper -- TRASH ONLY
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Glass -- Mason / canning jar NONOTRASH ONLYThis glass is NOT recyclable -- TRASH ONLY
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Glass -- Pyrex / baking containersNONOTRASH ONLYThis glass is NOT recyclable -- TRASH ONLY
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Glass -- window or mirrorNONOTRASH ONLYThis glass is NOT recyclable -- TRASH ONLY
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Glass -- ceramics / mugsNONOTRASH ONLYThis glass is NOT recyclable -- TRASH ONLY
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Glass -- jar (from grocery store -- for food storage)NOYESNO, Never put in trash
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Glass (window or mirror)NONOTRASH ONLYThis glass is NOT recyclable -- TRASH ONLY. If put in recycling it poses a danger to workers.
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hair - humanYESNOOK
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helium tankNONONOcall WSWMD 257-0272Propane tanks and other gas cylinders are banned from Vermont landfills. Small propane tanks (1 lb.) or other pressurized tanks such as oxygen and hellium can NOT be placed in the recycling drop-off containers or in your curbside recycling containers. For safety reasons, Propane tanks are accepted at the Windham Solid Waste Management District, on a daily basis, during normal business hours.propane tanks should not be placed in the trash. Cost $10
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herbicidesNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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Ice Cream container ("waxed" paper)YESNOLid with plastic rim goes in TRASHThe ice cream lid often has a plastic "ring" around the edge. Put the whole lid in the TRASH
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Ice Cream container (all plastic)NOYESNO, Never put in trash
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insecticidesNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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Juice cartonsremove plastic spoutYESNOOKIf they have a foil lining they are call aseptic containers and MUST GO IN TRSH
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keroseneNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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kitty litter, w/ poopsYESNOOKAll kinds of kitty litter can go in compost (even "clumping")
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leather (of any kind)NONOTRASH ONLY
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lighter fluidNONONEVER put hazardous waste in the trashContact WSWMD for Hazardous Waste Days. 257-0272identified by key 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.
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linensee "fabric"NONOTRASH ONLY
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liquid (of any kind)NONONever put hazardous waste in the trashcall WSWMD about chemicals and hazardous wasteIf not hazardous -- pour down the drainIf non-hazardous pour down the drain
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make-up padsNONOTRASH ONLY
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