Burke Recycling Center
Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day
The Town of Burke with Special Assistance from APT Environmental, Inc. of Milton, Vermont
sponsors two Household Hazardous Waste Collections Days per year to comply with
our "State Plan". One is offered in the spring and another in the fall. Please look for
dates and times to be announced at a later time.
WHAT IS HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY?
Household Hazardous Waste is any discarded household material that can be classified
as toxic, corrosive, flammable, or reactivelexplosive. *Paint, *Acidslbases, *Hobby
Chemicals, *Pesticides, *Cleaning Products, *Batteries, *Thinnerslstrippers.
There may be both short-term and long-term harmful effects to humans and the
environment from improper use and disposal of household hazardous waste.
To protect human health and the environment, the Town of Burke is sponsoring this one
-day collection event two times per year.
Residents can bring unwanted household hazardous wastes to the Town Garage off
School Street in West Burke at times to be announced. Staff from a licensed hazardous
waste disposal firm will package and transport the waste to an approved disposal facility.
There will be no charge to Town residents wishing to participate in this event.
Please refer to the list of acceptable and unacceptable materials when preparing for this
WHO MAY PARTICIPATE?
Residents of the Town of Burke only. These special days are designed for collection of
household generated materials only. Business waste will not be accepted during the
hours of collection without prior arrangement. There will be a charge for accepting
business waste. Please call the Town Clerk's Office at 467-3717 for more information.
We are sorry, but due to the cost of offering this event, we must limit participation to
Town of Burke only. Please follow these instructions:
- Keep all products in their original containers with labels intact.
- Place individual containers in sturdy cardboard boxes for transportation to the collection event. You may want to use newspaper or cardboard to keep items from tipping or hitting each other during transportation. Make sure all lids are on tight.
- Wrap leaking containers in newspapers and place in clear plastic bags. Make sure lids are tight.
- Do not mix any chemicals or pesticides together. Place any chemicals that might react with each other in separate areas of the vehicle.
- Do not leave products in hot, unventilated vehicles for an extended period of time.
- Please be patient. There may be a waiting line.
|• Acids||• Flea Collars and Powders||• Pentachlorophenol|
|• Adhesives||• Fluorescent Tubes||• Permanent Solutions|
|• Aerosols||• Furniture Stripers||• Pesticides|
|• Antifreeze||• Hair Removers||• Photo Chemicals|
|• Asbestos Materials||• Herbicides||• Pool Chemicals|
|• Auto Batteries||• Inks||• Pressurized Tanks & Gas Cylinders|
|• Boric Acid||• Insecticides||• Rat Poisons|
|• Brake Fluids||• Insect Repellents||• Rug and Upholstery Cleaners|
|• Cements||• Lacquers||• Rust Solvents|
|• Charcoal Lighters||• Lubricants||• Solvents|
|• Chlorine||• Mothballs or Flakes||• Spot Removers|
|• Cleaning Fluid||• Motor Oil||• Toilet Bowl Cleaners|
|• Corn and Wart Removers||• Muriatic Acid||• Tub & Tile Cleaners|
|• Degreasers||• Nail Polish||• Turpentine|
|• Dioxin Insect Pesticides||• Nail Polish Removers||• Varnish|
|• Disinfectants||• No-Pest Strips||• Weed Killers|
|• Drain Cleaners||• Oven Cleaners||• Wood Polishers|
|• Dry Gas||• Paints - Latex or Oil-Based||• Wood Preservatives|
|• Dyes||• Paint Removers||• Wood Stains|
|• Epoxies||• Paint Thinners|
|• Fiberglass Resins||• PCB's|
WASTES THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
>>>> Explosives; shock-sensitive materials and waterlair reactive materials (Dynamite,
>>>> Pathological Wastes; Infectious Wastes (disease-causing organisms); Medicines
>>>> Radioactive Wastes (including smoke detectors)
LATEX PAINT CANS CAN BE DRIED AND PUT IN WITH YOUR REGULAR CURBSIDE RUBBISH PICKUP
THE TOWN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY MATERIAL WHICH IS NOT DEEMED ACCEPTABLE BY THE MANAGING CHEMIST ON SITE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY CONTACT:
Priscilla Aldrich, Burke Town Clerk - Days, (802) 467-3717
Sam Sanderson, Selectman – Evenings, (802) 626-9622
Emery Noyes, Selectman – Evenings, (802) 467-8895
Darryel Corrow, Selectman – Evenings, (802) 626-9942