WINDSOR RECYCLING CENTER at WinCycle
28 River Street
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - noon
Free recycling for:
- Mixed paper including: newspaper, magazines, junk mail, office paper, paper bags, cereal boxes, cardboard, soft cover books and hard cover books. "If it rips, we'll recycle it."
- Containers including: glass bottles and jars, plastic #1-#7 bottles, jugs, and tubs (must be a container), aluminum soda cans, cat food cans, foil wrap and plates, steel cans and lids
WinCycle also accepts:
- natural corks
- most batteries
- pellet stove bags
- fluorescent tubes and bulbs
- Styrofoam peanuts for reuse
Appliances - no charge for:
- washing machines
- hot water heaters
WinCycle accepts Freon-containing appliances for a fee: (Please pay in the store.)
- water coolers
- air conditioners
Button batteries, the type that is used in hearing aids and cell phones, can be recycled at WinCycle. Button batteries contain mercury, which is why they must be disposed of properly.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING: styrene plastic, plastic toys, tires, light bulbs, cans of paint, wood, cloth, mattresses, furniture, garbage, or drained motor oil!
WE CANNOT ACCEPT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE !
Your solid waste district hosts two free events annually (on the second Saturday in May and September).
Next HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
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 collection box by the exit at the Windsor Price Chopper.
WinCycle accepts electronics for a fee. There are sites in the District, however, that will take certain electronics for free. Keep reading for more information.
FREE recycling of certain e-waste (computers, computer monitors, CRT-containing devices, printers, and TVs) began on July 1, 2011. For the details, click on the Department of Environmental Conservation's website. Vermont was the twenty-first state in the country to enact an e-waste law. The program is open only to Vermont residents, charities, school districts, and small businesses with up to ten employees. In our District, the Cavendish, Ludlow, Rockingham, Springfield, and Weathersfield transfer stations have registered as free collection sites. Any Vermont resident can recycle their e-waste at those sites.
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 $1.00 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.
LICENSED RUBBISH HAULERS IN WINDSOR:
Johnson's Hauling - 674-2312
Jeff Hook - P. O. Box 657, Windsor, VT 674-6636
Casella/Gobin - 264 John Stark Hwy, Newport, NH 603-863-2540
Curbside recycling pickup available for a fee; contact Casella/Gobin Waste Management.
Rev. February 2013