CANAAN TRANSFER STATION RECYCLING A-Z GUIDE - DISPOSAL OPTIONS
√ PRODUCTS: A
a.Acrylic Paint - HHW Events Scheduled Spring and Fall. Dates will be advertised.
b. Aerosols - Empty cans can be recycled with tins cans.
c. Ammunition - Call local police dept. for disposal.
d. Anti-Freeze - HHW Event
e.Appliances - Metal container. Any refrigerator with Freon must have Freon removed by licensed plumber.
f. Arsenic - All treated woods will be disposed of in the C/D container.
g.Asbestos - Not accepted at Transfer Station. Must be handled carefully. For disposal information contact Agency of Natural Resources at 802-863-7236 or toll free at 800- 863-7236 for a list of licensed asbestos abatement contractors.
h. Aseptic- These are non-metal or plastic drinking containers usually for milk and juices etc. Dispose with household trash.
i. Ashes - Can be disposed of at Stump Dump or spread on lawn or garden.
j. Asphalt - Can be disposed of at Stump Dump.
k. Automobiles - Will have to be taken to a licensed salvage yard.
I. Aluminum wrap, plates, cans. - Recycling Container
√ PRODUCTS: B
a.Ballasts - If they don't contain PCB they can be recycled using the metal container. Ballasts with PCB’s bring to HHW Events.
b. Batteries, Lead Acid. Can be recycled.
c. Batteries, Alkaline - Can be recycled.
d. Batteries, Rechargeable- Can be recycled.
e.Books - Remove hard cover and place in regular trash. The rest of the book can be placed in the paper bin with the junk mail, magazines.
f. Bubble Wrap - Regular household trash.
g.Building Materials - C/D container- Fee based
h. Bulky Materials - C/D container - Fee Based
i. Box Spring- Outer wrap has to be removed and disposed with regular trash. Metal spring can be disposed of in metal disposal container. Clean wood frame can be disposed of at Stump Dump or be used in the garden for climbing plants. There will be an extra fee charged if the operator breaks down the box spring for disposal.
√ PRODUCTS: C
a.CD cases. Regular household trash.
b. Cans, Tin- Recycling container.
c. Cardboard- Recycling bin. All boxes have to be broken down. No pizza boxes dispose of these in regular household trash.
d. Carpet - C/D container must be rolled up - Fee based
e. Cat Litter - Regular household trash or composting.
f. Catalogs- Paper recycling container.
g.Cell Phones – Remove personnel information and batteries. Dispose in container for cell phones.If casing is metal dispose in metal container or regular household trash.
h. Christmas Trees - Stump Dump will be opened after Xmas to accept these trees.
i. Cleaning Products - Scheduled HHW Events.
j. Clothing - Good clothing can be dropped off at local collection sites.
k. Concrete/Masonry- Stump Dump
I. Construction and demolition - C&D Container - Fee based.
m. Copier Toner- Can be dropped off at place of purchase and often you will get a recycling deposit refund.
√ PRODUCTS: D
a.Doors- C&D Container - Fee based. Some doors will be held out by the operator if in good shape for residents personnel use.
b. DVD's - Regular trash.
√ PRODUCTS: E
a. Egg Cartons - Recycle in paper container.
b. Electronics - Recycle - See operator. There is no charge for disposal.
√ PRODUCTS: F
a. Fire Extinguishers- Empty containers can be recycled using metal container.
b. Fireworks, Explosives - Call local police dept. for disposal.
c. Fluorescent Bulbs, CFL's - Accepted for Recycling.
d. Food Scraps - Do home compost if you can. Future plans to meet act 148 are being reviewed to accept food wastes at the transfer station. All food scraps will have to be out of our waste stream by 2020.
e.Furniture- C&D container- Fee based. Furniture that could be reused will be held out by the operator. Sofa and recliners will have to be stripped down of all textile materials, metal and clean wood. The metal and clean wood can be recycled. The textile materials will go into household trash.
a. Gas, Oil Mixed - HHW events.
b.Glass - C&D container if its window glass, mirrors, dishes. All other glass can be recycled in glass recycling container.
c.Garden Waste- Dispose of at stump dump or compost.
√HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS: H
a. Hydraulic Fluids - HHW Events.
b.Hypodermic needles - break of needles and place in sturdy container and dispose in regular household trash.
√ PRODUCTS: I
a. Irons - Dispose in metal container.
a. Joint Compound / spackling- Accepted at HHW events.
b. Junk mail- Recycle using the paper container.
a. Kerosene- Accepted at HHW Events.
a. Latex Paint - Accepted at HHW Events.
b. Lawn Clippings- Accepted at Stump Dump or used for composting.
c. Lead paint- Accepted at HHW Events.
d. Lead sinkers - Accepted at HHW Events.
e. Leaves - Accepted at Stump Dump or used for composting.
f.Light bulbs, incandescent- Can be disposed of with regular household trash.
a. Magazines- Paper bin.
b. Mercury Products-HHW Event.
c. Medical Wastes- Household Trash.
d. Medications- Contact local police dept.
e. Metal Scrap- All recycled in the metal container.
f. Microwave Ovens- Recycled in the metal container.
g. Mothballs- HHW Events.
h. Motor Oil- Accepted weekly at transfer station. Only used oil that is not contaminated with water etc. Mixed oil and water is accepted at HHW Events.
i. Musical Instruments- If they are still useable check with the school to see if a student could use the instrument. If they are not able to be reused dispose of in metal container.
j. Mattress - Mattresses are accepted and can be disposed of in the C/D container. All mattresses have to have the covering removed and this can be disposed of in with the household trash. The spring can be disposed of in the metal container.
√ PRODUCTS: N
a. Newspaper- All newspapers can be disposed on the newspaper bin.
√ PRODUCTS: O
a. Oil filters - Oil filters are accepted at the Transfer Station.
b. Oil based paint - Accepted at HHW Events.
√ PRODUCTS: P
a. Packing materials- Dispose of with household trash.
b.Paint cans empty- If paint is dry in the can they can be disposed of in the recycling container.
c.Pallets - Pallets that have painted wood have to be disposed of in the C/D container. If the pallets are in good shape we will set aside to use at the transfer station or give away or can be disposed of at the Stump Dump.
d. Paper- All low grade paper goes in the paper bin.
e. Paper bags: Same as above.
f. Pesticides- Pesticides are accepted at HHW Events.
g.Pharmaceuticals- Any medicines call the local police dept. for information on disposal.
h.Pill bottles- Dispose of with household trash.
i. Pizza boxes- Dispose with household trash.
j. Plastic bottles / jugs. Recycle in container for plastics.
k. Print cartridges- Recycle by returning to store where you purchased.
l. Propane tanks- Empty tanks can be disposed of in metal container.
m. Phone books- Dispose of in paper bin.
a. Rags clean- Dispose of with household trash.
b. Rags Oily – If rags are dry – dispose of with household trash.
c. Railroad ties – Dispose with C/D waste.
d.Rope - Dispose with regular household trash.
a. Shingles (asphalt). No current recycling program. Dispose of in C/D container.
b. Sheetrock – No current recycling locally.Dispose in C/D container.
c.Shoes - if they are good shoes check local donation or consignment shops, can be disposed of with regular household trash.
a. Televisions- Can be disposed of at Transfer Station.
b. Textiles- No current drop offs locally.
c. Thermostats, Thermometers, mercury- Accepted at HHW Events.
d. Tires- Accepted at Transfer Station. Fee charged.
e. Tyvex- House wrap – Dispose with household trash.
√ PRODUCTS: U
√ PRODUCTS: V
a. VHS Tapes - Dispose with household trash.
√ PRODUCTS: W
a. Windows- Good windows will be set aside for anyone to take.
b. Wire- Dispose of in metal container.
c. Wrapping Paper- Dispose of with household trash.
√ PRODUCTS: X
a. Yard Waste- Dispose of at Stump Dump. If waste can be composted try composting.
For non-listed items see the transfer station operator for options. All HHW Events will be posted. We hold two in the Spring and two in the Fall. All dates and information for these events will be posted in the local paper, post office, quarterly newsletter, Town Report, Front Porch Forum and Transfer Station. All information regarding waste management is on our website at http:canaan-vt.org/. If more information is needed contact the Town Office.