Trash, Hazardous Waste, and Recycling

Trash Collection

  • Please contact Northeast Waste Services at 802-295-2660 if you have any concerns or questions about the trash collection service.
  • At times, organizations experience problems with trash collection because of cars blocking the dumpster areas and driveways.
  • Trash should be in clear bags.

Bulk Trash Collection

  • Early in the term, a bulk trash pickup is scheduled. By designating a specific date for all houses, the cost of this service is reduced considerably.
  • All large articles such as furniture, building materials, and appliances will be removed.
  • If your organization is interested in bulk trash collection, please contact the assistant director of Residential Operations.

Household Hazardous Waste

It is everyone's responsibility to manage these items safely and properly. In an effort to keep your buildings clean, please do the following:

  • If a container has the words "corrosive," "flammable," "combustible" or “toxic/poison,” the material is hazardous and must not be disposed of as regular trash.

  • Recycle all batteries and fluorescent light bulbs.

  • Always purchase non-mercury thermometers. If you can't tell, a mercury thermometer contains gray liquid.

  • Always buy latex paint. If you have leftovers, if the paint is dry, it can be disposed of in the regular trash. No liquid paint can be disposed of in the regular trash.

  • Never buy more than you need. Larger quantities may be cheaper, but if you don't use it all, you must dispose of it or it accumulates as clutter in your buildings.

  • Never dispose of oil-based paints, thinners or motor oil in the regular trash or leave next to the dumpster. It is an environmental crime to leave this material for regular trash pickup.

  • When you hire outside contractors to do work in your buildings, ask them to take any unused materials with them.

  • Purchase metal cabinets so that all materials can be housed in one location. If you have oil-based paints, special flammable storage cabinets are required. These can run upwards of $500.

  • If you change the oil in your automobile, dispose of the oil at the Hanover Co-Op gas station to be recycled.

  • If you do have household hazardous waste, please notify the assistant director of Residential Operations to arrange disposal.

Zero-Sort Recycling

  • Leave out before noon every day for collection.
  • Zero liquid should be in recycling bags.
  • Recycling should be in green bags.
  • For more information, contact the Sustainability Office.