Materials Accepted at the WSWMD Convenience Center
The following table lists all items accepted at the WSWMD Convenience Center and their cost, if applicable (items with an * are banned from landfill disposal):
Cost: $1.00 for every transaction plus the following fees:
Prices are subject to change without notice.
|Answering machines*||$5 each|
Appliances* (without freon)
Appliances* (with freon)
|Batteries - auto lead acid*||$5 each
Batteries - rechargeable, NiCad, lithium, button cell*
(Note: alkaline manganese and carbon zinc batteries can be thrown in your household trash)
|Batteries - larger than lantern (e.g. electric fence)*||$3 each|
|Ballasts with PCBs*||$6 each|
|Ballasts without PCBs*||$3 each|
|Bicycles||No charge - first choice is the reuse bike shed near the Swap Shop, second choice is the scrap metal container|
|Charging Cable (e.g. cell phones, laptops, ect.)||Free|
|Clothing (clean and dry)||No charge|
|Computer*||Free for residents, charities, schools, and businesses (w/ less than 10 employees)|
|Computer (truck loads)*||$0.29/pound for all others that are not a covered entity (listed above)|
|Construction and demolition waste||$145 per ton, pro-rated
$15 minimum charge for up to 100 lbs.
|Digital converter boxes*||$5 each|
|DVD players*||$5 each|
|Electronics/Stero Equipment*||$5 each
|Fax machines*||$5 each|
Fluorsecent tubes - first 10 are free. More than 10 - 25¢ per every two linear feet
|Food waste||See Project Cow|
|Game consoles*||$5 each|
|Latex Paint||Free - 10-can limit per visit. If hardened or solidified, can be thrown in household trash.
|Low-grade, non-recyclable paper||See Project Cow
|Mattresses and upholstered furniture||
Twin/Full mattress or box spring - $12.50
Queen/King mattress or box spring - $20
Upholstered Chair - $15
Upholstered Sofa - $20
Sleeper Sofa - $25
|Mercury containing devices*||No charge|
|Motor oil*||No charge|
|Oil filters (auto and light truck size)*||
|Oil filters (heavy equipment size)*||$0.50 each
(No charge to do-it-yourself residents)
|Oil Based Paints, Urethanes, Aerosols, Stains, Enamels*||Free - 10 gallon limit per visit|
|Personal digital assistants*||Free|
|Propane Tanks (up to 1lb.)||$1 each|
|Propane Tanks (1 - 20lb.)||$10 each|
|Refrigerators, dehumidifiers, A/C units*||$15 freon removal fee|
|Scrap metal*||$5/load (Subject to Change)
|Swap items (see Swap Shop page for details)||No charge|
|Televisions*||First seven pieces are free. More than seven pieces - free for residents, charities, schools, and businesses (w/ less than 10 employees); otherwise $10 each|
|Textiles (clean and dry)||No charge|
|Tires (up to 16-inch)||$3|
|Tires with rim||$6|
|Larger tires||Call for fees|
$3.00/bag (32-gallon or smaller) for up to 3 bags.
More than 3 bags - $15.00 minimum charge for up to 100 lbs.
$145.00 per ton (pro-rated) for more than 100 lbs.
|Yard Waste (brush and leaves)||$60 per ton
$5 minimum charge
Recycling is subsidized through town taxes at the drop-off sites located in every District-member community, including the facility on Old Ferry Road in Brattleboro.
We also have a Swap Shop on site where items can be brought for swap - either passed on or picked up to bring home. For more details, check out the Swap Shop link on the Main Menu to your left. Swapable items are free - if they are good enough for family or friends, they are good enough for us!
Access permits are valid for one year beginning July 1st, through June 30th of each year. These permits let you access the facility for all of your recycling and solid waste needs. They cost $25 each and can be purchased right at the scalehouse at the facility when you bring trash.
No prorated permits will be sold. We also sell a day pass for $5 - it is good for one day.
Note: The following hazardous waste products are collected on Old Ferry Road, year 'round, daily for residents only. We cannot accept the following waste from businesses at the Convenience Center:
used motor oil (non-contaminated, fresh from the engine, no gas or water or antifreeze mixed in)
latex paint, oil-based paint, shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, enamels, stains, urethanes, aerosols, waterproofing, metal coatings, rust preventatives, and field and lawn paints
rechargeable batteries and lead-acid batteries
button cell batteries (NiCd, Zinc, etc.) - note: alkaline batteries can be thrown in the trash!
thermostats & thermometers that contain mercury
used medical needles
fluorescent light bulbs & ballasts
computers, televisions, and cell phones