Recycling in Plymouth
Residents bring their recycling to the Plymouth Drop-off and Recycling Facility at 68 Town Office Road in Plymouth.
Hours of operation: Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Art Lynds at 672-3569
TRASH: $2 per bag, 30 lb. limit per bag. Anything over 30 lbs. is subject to a ten cent/lb. charge. Call A.B.L.E. to contract for curbside trash pickup.
Recyclables: free of charge
All in one bin:
- Mixed Paper
- Mixed Containers(#1-#7 hard plastics, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and tin cans)
- Scrap Metal
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Rechargeable batteries
- Mercury thermostats
Bag and Bring:
- Clean and Dry Clothing: all types, including ripped, stained, and out-of-fashion
- Shoes - bagged separately from clothing
- Clean and Dry Linens: blankets, sheets, towels, curtains (including ripped or stained)
- Belts, Purses, Hats, Mittens, Coats, Socks, Stuffed Animals
Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) services this shed. These materials will be sold and the profits used to fund community programs in our area.
The Recycling Center also accepts:
Lead-Acid (Car) Batteries - for a fee
Tires - for a fee
Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Air-conditioners, Freezers - fee for Freon removal
Carpet, Ceramic Sink, Computer Monitor, Box Springs, Mattress, Chair, Sofa, Toilet, Television - fee depends on size or weight
Drop off old cell phones and used inkjet cartridges at the Recycling Facility.
Effective January 1, 2007 it is illegal to use a lead sinker which weighs one-half ounce or less to fish in Vermont. Lead sinkers go in with scrap metal.
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 Woodstock Pharmacy and Shire Apothecary in Woodstock.
FREE fluorescent bulb recycling at Woodstock Home and Hardware and at Welch's True Value of Woodstock.
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 the batteries can no longer hold a charge, bring them to the Recycling Center.
Buy and sell used materials at great prices by visiting the Vermont Business Materials Exchange (VBMX) website at www.vbmx.org. VBMX is a free service that seeks to reduce waste by promoting the exchange of reusable commercial materials.
Buy refurbished computers and recycle certain electronics for FREE at WinCycle, 28 River Street (former Goodyear building), Windsor, 674-6320. Most televisions and computer monitors contain an average of four pounds of lead in addition to cadmium, mercury, and other heavy metals used in the circuit boards. Exposure to these elements can lead to serious health problems, which is why proper disposal of electronics is important. Computers, monitors, peripherals, printers, and TVs are recycled for free for Vermont households, businesses with up to ten employees, charities, and school districts.
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 one dollar to place your name and home address in a "do-not-mail" file for three years.
Catalog Choice is a great way to cut down on unwanted catalogs that show up in your mailbox. Click on www.catalogchoice.org to find out more information.
The non-profit Springfield 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. The collection boxes are at: The Senior Center in the Community Building, the Springfield Post Office, and in the Swap Shop at the Springfield Recycling Center.
Tired of paying to dispose of all of your kitchen scraps? Compost those kitchen scraps in your own backyard. Each spring, through the Solid Waste District, you can purchase your own 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 674-9235 for more info.
Although Plymouth does not have an open burning ordinance, the State does and the District encourages residents not to use burn barrels to get rid of garbage. 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.
Household Hazardous Waste
Your Solid Waste District sponsors two FREE events annually (on the second Saturday in May and 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 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 & thermostats, 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, fluorescent bulbs or tubes, batteries, used motor oil, dry creosote, asbestos, radioactive material, empty containers, fireworks, tires, medical waste, or ammunition.