To dispose of trash at the transfer station, purchase of a punch card(s) necessary. See below for Disposal Fees.
Recycling in Weathersfield
Residents bring their recycling to the Weathersfield Transfer Station and Recycling Center at 5024 Rt. 106 in Perkinsville. (From Downers 4 Corners, go north on 106 for almost ½ mile. Recycling Center is on left.)
Free of charge:
- Corrugated Cardboard
- #1 PETE Plastic
- Scrap Metal
- Mixed Paper
- #2 HDPE Plastic
- Used Oil
- Aluminum Cans
- Steel Cans
- Aluminum Foil & Containers
- Washing Machines
- Lead-Acid (Car) Batteries
- Rechargeable Batteries
Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) services this shed. These materials are sold and the profits used to fund community programs in our area.
Effective January 1, 2007 it is illegal to use a lead sinker which weighs one-half ounce or less to fish in Vermont. Bring sinkers to the Recycling Center.
Button batteries (in hearing aids, watches, calculators, cameras, etc.) and all fluorescent bulbs (full-size and compact) contain mercury and must be recycled.
FREE button battery recycling is available at Rite-Aid Pharmacy in Springfield.
FREE fluorescent bulb recycling at Bibens Home Center in North Springfield, 886-2288.
Rechargeables are recyclable. Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, remote control toys, and portable household appliances. When they can no longer hold a charge, bring them to the Recycling Center.
The local non-profit Lions Club collects used eyeglasses and hearing aids for distribution to the needy in developing nations. All types of eyeglasses and sunglasses, prescription and non-prescription, are acceptable. Reading glasses, too. No eyeglass cases. Look for the yellow Lions ATM collection box by the exit at the Windsor Price Chopper.
Tired of paying to dispose of all of your kitchen scraps? Compost them in your own backyard. Each spring, through the Solid Waste District, you can purchase a compost bin and how-to guide at less than half of the retail price Need another incentive? Organics rotting in landfills add to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. Call 674-9201 or visit the Solid Waste District Website for more info.
Weathersfield has an open burning ordinance and with good reason. Decades ago, most trash consisted of only paper, cardboard, and glass. Today, however, manufacturers use a host of synthetics in packaging, most of which release carcinogenic toxins into the air and soil when burned. Please do your part to protect Vermont's public and environmental health from toxics; talk to your neighbors about the dangers associated with burning trash.
To receive less national advertising mail, the Direct Mail Association has a program called DMAchoice. To register, click on "Get Started" The organization will charge $2.00 to place your name and home address in a "do-not-mail" file for three years.
The Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District serves Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor. 8/2007
Household Hazardous Waste
Your Solid Waste District sponsors two FREE events annually (on the second Saturday in May and in September) for the collection and safe disposal of HHW. Residents and businesses from all member towns may participate. Businesses will be charged a fee and must pre-register. No pre-registration required for residents. Call 674-9235 or visit the Solid Waste Districts Website for more info.
What to bring: Most substances with labels that say: Caustic, Toxic, Corrosive, Poison, Flammable, Warning
From the Garden/Yard/House: insecticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, rodent killer, metal polish, pool chemicals, photography chemicals, flea powder, no-pest strips, toilet & drain cleaner, oven cleaner, mothballs, lighter fluid, bathroom cleaners, chemistry sets, arts & crafts supplies, bleaches, mercury thermometers, rug cleaner
From the Garage/Workbench: antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, transmission fluid, engine & radiator flusher, engine degreaser, carburetor cleaner, gas treatments, Xenon halogen headlight bulbs (blue-tinted), plastic fuel filters, rust proofers, wood preservatives, sealants, solvents, creosote, roofing tar, driveway sealer, muriatic acid, varnish, paint thinner, wood strippers and stains, lead- and oil-based paints. Properly drained metal fuel filters can be recycled with scrap metal.
DO NOT bring:
- latex paint- collected for free by local paint stores
- fluorescent bulbs or tubes - recycled for free at the Weathersfield transfer station
- batteries - recycled for free at the Weathersfield transfer station or Town Hall
- used motor oil - collected at the Weathersfield transfer station
- dry creosote, asbestos, radioactive material, empty containers, fireworks, tires, medical waste, or ammunition.
Increased solid waste disposal fees represent increased disposal costs for materials collected at Weathersfield's solid waste management facility.
Weathersfield currently operates their solid waste disposal facility as a self-supporting utility, funded solely by an annual user charge and 'pay as you throw' fees.