Household Hazardous Waste collection event scheduled

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The Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) is pleased to announce it has received a $27,266 grant from the State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to assist the District with the expenses associated with it's hazardous waste collection programs. The grant provides assistance for "convenient hazardous waste collections for residents and Conditionally Exempt Generators and to educate the public about proper disposal and alternative non-hazardous products." The grant is awarded annually, in April, to municipalities by the DEC.

Household-generated products from WSWMD residents that will be accepted include: roofing tar, varnishes, paint strippers/thinners, oil paints/stains, antifreeze, motor oil, brake fluid, gasoline, car wax, transmission fluid, driveway sealer, pool chemicals, chemical fertilizers, weed killers, pesticides, insecticides, spot removers, bleach, polishes, drain/toilet cleaners, chemistry sets, flea control products and mothballs. Unacceptable items include explosives, ammunition, fireworks, radioactive waste, electronic waste, medical waste, empty containers, fluorescent

WSWMD residents are encouraged to take part in the collection, which will be held on June 11, from 8 a.m. to noon,at the Townshend Town Garage, 1102 Grafton Rd, Route 35, Townshend. There is a limit of 10 gallons per household. The collection is open to all residents and businesses in the following towns: Brattleboro, Brookline, Dover, Dummerston, Guilford, Halifax, Jamaica, Marlboro, Newfane, Putney, Readsboro, Somerset, Stratton, Townshend, Vernon, Wardsboro, Westminster, Whitingham, Wilmington, and Winhall.

Businesses may participate in the collection for a fee. Pre-registration is required for businesses only.

Additional collections will be held in November for those who are unable to attend the spring collection event. For more information visit www.windhamsolidwaste.org or call 802-257-0272.


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