BATTERIES Batteries are easier to recycle now that the Town Office has volunteered to host a battery collection bucket. The upcycled kitty litter pail is outside the building so that it is available 24/7. Bring in your AA, AAA, C, D, hearing aid, coin cell, tool, and rechargeable household batteries.
EYEGLASSES 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. ELECTRONICS WinCycle, 59 Main Street in Windsor, accepts some electronics. 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 his or her e-waste at those sites.
PAINT Empty/dry metal paint cans (covers removed) can be recycled with scrap metal. Latex, as well as oil-based paint, is now accepted at the District's four annual household hazardous waste collections on the second and third Saturdays in May and September. In addition, several retailers in the District accept paint year-round at the following locations:
Aubuchon Hardware in Windsor
Bibens Home Center in Springfield
Sherwin-Williams in Springfield
LaValley Building Supply in Ludlow
These retailers only accept paint in labeled, non-rusty cans. Bring all other paint cans to the household hazardous waste collections.
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LICENSED RUBBISH HAULERS IN WINDSOR:
Jeff Hook owns Jeff's Rubbish Removal 674-6636
Mr. Hook runs a "Fast Trash" program on Route 5, just north of Price Chopper, on Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. He charges based on the volume of trash that a customer brings in. Or contract with him to pick up trash curbside.