This page contains general information regarding Vermont's Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs, and the NEKWMD Household Hazardous Waste Program.
In Vermont, Extended Producer Responsibility programs allow residents to dispose of a variety of materials free of charge, including:
- Electronics, such as computers (& peripherals), televisions, printers, etc.
- Batteries - all single-use and rechargeable batteries, and cell phones.
- Paint, Stains, Varnishes - all architectural paints.
- Mercury-containing Bulbs & Thermostats.
The NEKWMD offers disposal programs for all of these materials. Please reach out for more information about participating disposal locations.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal -
HHW are common household products that include ingredients labeled as “toxic, corrosive, flammable, or reactive”.
HHW products should never be disposed in the trash or dumped down the drain. The NEKWMD Lyndonville Recycling Center offers seasonal HHW disposal annually from May-September, as well as numerous rover collection events. Any NEKWMD resident can attend any HHW collection event.
Common examples of HHW include:
Huosehold Products: Cleaners, bleach, disinfectants, mothballs, spot & stain removers, nail polish & removers, arts & craft supplies.
Gardening Products: Fertilizers, pesticides, rodent killers, no-pest strips, creosote.
Garage/Automobile Products: Antifreeze, brake fluid, corrosives, gas, degreasers, kerosene, paints, thinners, and stains.