This page contains general information regarding Vermont's Landfill Disposal Bans and NEKWMD services. If you have questions regarding your communities' waste disposal services, visit the Home Page and select your town from the map. Or, use the Get More Info contact form below.

The NEKWMD provides disposal services for all materials banned from landfill disposal in Vermont.
District disposal programs are available to all District residents, businesses, and institutions.  

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Wondering how to dispose of trash in the NEKWMD?

 

Many towns accept trash from residents for a fee at their local recycling center.

Select your town from the map on our homepage for community-specific information. 

 

If your community does not accept trash, you can bring your trash directly to the Coventry Landfill or the St. Johnsbury Transfer Station.

Residents can also contract with a waste hauler for curb-side pick-up services. 

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In Vermont, certain common recyclables are banned from landfill disposal, such as:

- #1 & #2 Plastic Containers and Bottles,

- Glass Bottles & Jars,

- Mixed Paper,

- Cardboard,

- Tin and Steel Cans,

- Aluminum Foil, Cans, Pie Plates

ALL NEKWMD RECYCLING CENTERS ACCEPT BANNED RECYCLABLES FREE OF CHARGE. 

Organic Materials such as Food Scraps, Leaf and Yard Waste, Clean Wood, Grass Clippings are also banned from landfill disposal. 

Food Waste includes all food scraps (if you backyard compost, meat, bones, and dairy can be disposed in the trash).

THE MAJORITY OF NEKWMD RECYCLING CENTERS ACCEPT FOOD SCRAPS FREE OF CHARGE. 

SOME COMMUNITIES OFFER LEAF AND YARD WASTE DISPOSAL. 

A variety of other materials are banned from landfill disposal, including 

WASTE OIL, TIRES, PAINTS, STAINS, VARNISHES, MERCURY-CONTAINING DEVICES (THERMOMETERS, THERMOSTATS, LAMPS & BULBS), E-WASTE (TV'S, COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PERIPHERALS), METAL APPLIANCES, LEAD-ACID & RECHARGABLE BATTERIES.

 

SOME NEKWMD FACILITIES OFFER WASTE OIL, BATTERY, SCRAP METAL, MERCURY-BULB, AND E-WASTE DISPOSAL.

 

NO NEKWMD RECYCLING CENTERS ACCEPT PAINT OR OTHER HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS. Visit our Household Hazardous Waste page for more information on HHW disposal.