Holiday Closing - Memorial Day
Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) will be closed Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day. The facility will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st at 8:30 am.
Hazardous Waste Collection Event
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 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.
The collection is open to all Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) residents.
Swap Shop Now Open Every Saturday
Hours of Operation
Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Because we need to close promptly at noon, large loads of donations may not be accepted after 11:45am.
The WSWMD Swap Program on Old Ferry Road is a free outlet for materials that are still usable but for which there is no traditional re-use program. People are asked to use all other available outlets before bringing items to the Swap Shop
To make items available to all persons, for their personal use, and not to allow one or a few persons to monopolize the facility. Therefore, any Swap Program Volunteer has the right to restrict or refuse an individual's access to the facility for whatever reason. The Swap Program is not intended to be a resource for dealers or metal salvagers.
BrattleGrow Compost Is Now Available From Our Distributors
Windham Solid Waste Management District's BrattleGrow Compost is made from residential & commercial food scraps, leaves, grass clippings and wood chips. It is screened to 3/8 inch particle size.
These distributors are now selling BrattleGrow compost:
- Turner & Renaud Tree & Landscaping, Dummerston, VT, 802-257-0567
- Baldwin Excavation Company, Vernon, VT 802-257-7927
- Maple Hill Nursery, Swanzey, NH 603-357-2555
Please contact the distributors directly for pricing and delivery and watch our video of the compost screening process.
New Hours for the Convenience Center/Scalehouse
Beginning March 1, 2016 the Convenience Center/Scalehouse will be open during the following hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - Noon
We are closed on Sunday.
Recycle Your Single-Use Batteries
Vermont is the first state in the nation to pass single-use/household battery recycling.
Single-use batteries, such as AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt, are used in many items. Vermonters buy over 10 million batteries per year and most end up in the landfill. Certain components of the batteries, such as heavy metals like cadmium, mercury, and lead are hazardous to human health and the environment. Recycling household batteries conserves natural resources, and lessens environmental impacts from mining for virgin materials and landfill disposal.
The Primary Battery Stewardship Law, Act 139, requires manufacturers of single-use batteries to provide a stewardship plan to manage the proper recycling of batteries sold in Vermont and establishes convenient recycling options for residents, at no cost.
The Windham Solid Waste Management District accepts batteries at the Convenience Center during normal business hours.
Please do not place batteries in curbside or roll-off recycling containers.
To view recycling information on all types of batteries, please visit our Batteries webpage.