Recycling in Cavendish
Residents bring their recycling to the Cavendish Transfer Station and Recycling Facility at 354 Route 131.
Hours of operation:
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Howard Merritt, Jr. at 226-7743 (party line)
Trash: coupon system
75 cents for one kitchen bag; $1.50 for one 30-gallon bag
Coupons available for sale at: Cavendish Town Offices, Bennett's Store, Singleton's Store, William's Store
You can bring, free of charge:
*Ask for $5 rebate coupon
||Used Oil (in one-gallon jugs)
|Untreated Wood Waste
||Aluminum Foil & Containers
||Fluorescent Bulbs and Tubes
||Computers, Monitors, Peripherals
||Uncoated, Natural Wood Pallets
||Thermostats with Mercury*
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, Gloves, Coats, Socks
Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) services this shed. These materials will be 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.
The Recycling Center also takes the following:
Refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, freezers - fee for Freon removal
Tires: fee depends on size, and with rim or without rim
Electronics: radios, microwaves, VCRs
Construction and Demolition, Gypsum, Land-clearing Debris, Painted or Stained Pallets, Salvage/Used Building Material: $40/cubic yard
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 the transfer station. FREE fluorescent bulb recycling at Bibens Home Center in North Springfield, 886-2288 (up to six tubes or compacts per visit).
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.
Cavendish 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.
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.
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 674-9235 for more info.
Drop off old cell phones and used inkjet printer cartridges at the Town Offices. The TO will pass them on to the school for its fundraising program.
The Chester Lions Club has a small box at the Cavendish Post Office for collecting used eyeglasses and sunglasses.
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.
Household Hazardous Waste
Your solid waste district sponsors FREE collections and safe disposal of HHW at various locations throughout the District on the second Saturday in May and on the second Saturday in September. Residents and businesses from all member towns may participate. Businesses will be charged a fee and must pre-register. Pre-registration not required for residents. Call 674-9235 for more information.
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, dry creosote, batteries, used motor oil, asbestos, radioactive material, empty containers, fireworks, tires, fluorescent bulbs or tubes, medical waste, or ammunition.