The Fall Hazardous waste collection has been moved from Woodstock to Hartford due to flood repair activity. The collection will be 9:00 to 12:00 on September 24th at the Hartford Transfer Station.
What are Household Hazardous Products? They are consumer products that contain ingredients that may be:
Toxic- poisonous if eaten, breathed, or absorbed through the skin
Corrosive- can burn or destroy living tissue if spilled on skin
Reactive- creates fumes, heat, or explosion hazards if mixed with certain materials such as water
Explosive- can explode with exposure to heat or pressure
Flammable/Ignitable- can easily be set on fire
Flood Debris Disposal at the Hartford Transfer Station
The Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District and the Town of Hartford is no longer offering disposal of flood debris at no charge to GUV and Hartford residents.
Free Electronics Recycling Is Here!
The Vermont Product Stewardship electronics recycling program started on July 1, 2011. The GUVSWD is collecting electronics from covered entities at our office and at special events (still to be scheduled). Covered entities include residents of Vermont, non-profits incorporated in Vermont, School Districts, and Vermont businesses employing fewer than 10 people. Covered devices include computers, computer monitors, cathode ray tubes, printers, televisions, and computer peripherals. Most other electronic devices are now banned from landfill disposal and will be accepted as well, including PDA’s, MP3 players, game consoles, fax machines, wireless phones, telephones, VCr’s and DVD players, and answering machines. All of the above will be accepted at no charge from covered entities at our office Monday – Friday from 8:30 ’til 4:00. A fee will still be charged for electronics from non-covered entities, please call with any questions.
Home Composters are (still) here!
The pre-ordered Earth Machine home composters, kitchen collection pails, and rain barrels are mostly picked up! We also have a small stock of Soil Saver Composters available at the office for $45 each. Pick them up at our office Monday – Friday from 8:30 ’til 4:00.
The Next HHW collection will be September 24, 2011
The Hartford Community Center for Recycling and Waste management will take oil based paints for $4.50 per gallon by appointment – contact Bob Vehey at 295-5740.
Electronics Recycling news!
More important news items on electronics recycling: The Vermont Legislature has passed a Product Stewardship Electronics recycling bill. This is an exciting and important bill that will change the way electronics are collected in Vermont. There are several important parts to the bill – some of the highlights are: – Electronics manufactures needed to register with the State by July 1, 2010 – All electronic devices are landfill banned as of January, 2011 – A system to recycle computers, monitors, televisions, and CRTs at no charge to consumers will be in place by July, 2011. Meanwhile, we will continue our regular electronics recycling programs at the same pricing until the new system is in place in 2011. Sony has teamed up with our electronics recycler to offer free recycling for all Sony brand televisions. Bring your Sony TV to our office or special events for free recycling! New Hampshire has updated their landfill ban on electronics to add VCR’s, DVD players, and computer CPU’s to the ban. Most of the trash from GUVSWD towns currently goes to Lebanon, NH so we need to keep these items out of the trash. We recycle all items with a cord, for a fee, at our office and recycling events. See the new VT electronic waste website at http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/e-waste/ for more details.
Recycling Bins Are back in Stock
14 gallon bins are for sale at $7 each.