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Automotive Fluids

Some types of this item are banned from disposal in the trash in Vermont. For more information, see below.

Disposal Options

Waste oil and oil filters are banned from the trash in Vermont. Used motor oil, and all vehicle crankcase and gearbox oils including gear oil, hydraulic fluid, motor oil, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, 2-cycle oil, and bar and chain oil must be separated from the trash per District Ordinance and are accepted at the District Transfer Station HazWaste Center. Residents and businesses may bring used oil to the Transfer Station HazWaste center during normal operating hours. Call us at (802) 388-2333 if you have large quantities of oil or oil in containers greater than 5 gallon-size.

Note: For safety reasons, spill prevention, and possible contamination issues, customers should NOT pour off their own oil at the Transfer Station. Instead, place oil containers upright with lids intact in the black plastic storage trays located adjacent to the large tank. If you need your empty container back, a Transfer Station Operator will pour your oil for you while you wait. Ideally, the used oil container should be clear or translucent so that District staff can visually inspect the contents. All used oil must be free of contaminants such as water, gas, diesel, antifreeze, transformer oil (PCBs), etc. Containers should also be sturdy, with no holes, cracks, or other leaks. The lid should be securely attached. Please transport containers safely. If containers are in the back of a pick-up truck, please be careful to secure them so that they do not tip or fall over.

Note: Empty plastic automotive fluid bottles are not accepted locally as recyclables and should be disposed of with your regular trash.


Hazardous Waste

  • Residential (including all paint): No Charge
  • Business, VSQG (including all paint) Must schedule appointment date/time: Actual Cost + $5 Fee (Under Vermont Paint Law — No charge for architectural paint. The $5-per-visit admin fee will be waived on paint-only loads.)


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