Universal Recycling Law Survey
The Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) represents 20 towns in Windham and Bennington Counties and is dedicated to encourage residents, businesses and institutions to recycle, reuse and reduce materials that would otherwise be disposed of in the landfill. To help improve educational efforts it is important to get your feedback on Vermont's new Universal Recycling Law (Act 148). Please participate in the survey by visting WSWMD Universal Recycling Law Survey.
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.
Paint Collection Program!
We accept latex* and oil based paints on a daily basis - FREE!
Limit: 10 cans per visit
- Latex Paints
- Oil Based paints
- Architectural paints
- Field & lawn paints
- Floor paints (including elastomeric)
- Deck coatings
- Waterproofing concerte/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
*Latex paint must be in its liquid form. Hardened or solidified latex paint is nontoxic and disposed of in the trash.
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.
WSWMD Hauler and Property Caretaker License Application
As mandated by Act 148, Vermont's Universal Recycling Law, all haulers and property caretakers that operate within the District's 19 member communities must register their vehicle(s) and obtain a license from the Windham Solid Waste Management District. The District does not charge a fee for the license.
A copy of the application is available at WSWMD Hauler and Property Caretaker License Application or at the District office, 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro, VT. For more information, please contact the WSWMD at (802) 257-0272.
Brattleboro Curbside Compost Program
The Town of Brattleboro offers FREE curbside pickup of food scraps and non-recyclable paper and cardboard along with your trash and recycling.
Over 2,000 households are participating in the voluntary program and diverting approximately 24,000 pounds of compostable materials per week from landfills. GREAT JOB BRATTLEBORO!
Curbside compost carts are available at the Brattleboro Municipal Center in the Finance Department, 802-251-8103.
Kitchen pails and backyard compost bins are available at the Windham Solid Waste Management District administration offices, 327 Old Ferry Road, during regular office hours Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to visit our office during normal business hours, please call us to arrange pickup, (802) 257-0272.
For more information on Brattleboro's Curbside Compost Program, please visit the Town's Trash, Recycling and Compost webpage.