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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 Transfer Station 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.

Numbers on Plastic Containers: What Do They Mean?

Recycling Numbers  

Ever wonder what the recycling number on your plastic containers really mean? Find out here: Plastic Recycling Numbers.




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Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law (Act 148)

“Universal Recycling (Act 148) is new Vermont solid waste legislation that focuses on recyclables and organics.” The law will provide convenient collection services across the state. Over the next seven years, mandated recyclables, leaf and yard debris, clean wood scraps, and food scraps will become illegal to throw away.

To learn more about mandated recyclables, materials banned from the landfill, timeline of the law for residents, collection services that will be required by law, and the food scrap reduction hierarchy, please view the Act 148 Summary Sheet.

For more information on the law please visit Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law.

View or print a copy of Vermont's Disposal Ban Poster.


Introducing New Program at WSWMD

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"Let's shrink our waste together!"

Are you looking for an opportunity to give-back to your community while being environmentally friendly and developing educational skills? 

This spring, the WSWMD will be launching a brand-new volunteer program! The "Waste Watchers" is a group of dedicated volunteers seeking to educate members of their communities about proper disposal methods and answer the aged old question "Which bin does this go into?" While

managing collection stations they will interact with the public to talk about a variety of subjects surrounding the idea of "waste."

Notice of Public Hearings - December 13th

1. Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) will conduct a hearing for public comment on the WSWMD’s Budget for Fiscal-Year 2020 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Click here to view a copy of the draft budget.

2. WSWMD will conduct a hearing for public comment on the removal of the Town of Whitingham from the District's Solid Waste Implementation Plan (S.W.I.P.) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. 

Click here to view a copy of WSWMD's current S.W.I.P.

Click here to view a copy of the amended S.W.I.P. pages.

The public hearings will be held at WSWMD District Office, 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro, VT. 




WSWMD Recycling

WSWMD utilizes a source separated recycling collection system in which residents and businesses are asked to keep cardboard separate from all other recyclable materials (aluminum, glass, paper, plastic containers #1-#7, and steel/tin cans).  See below recycling roll-off container stickers for more information or call (802) 257-0272.


        Cardboard                         Mixed

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When in doubt, throw it out!

It's better than trashing the recycling bin. 


Download WSWMD Cardboard Recycling Sticker.


Download WSWMD Commingle Recycling Sticker.