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What makes this Special Materials?

Batteries are Special Materials because they CAN be recycled, but not in the recycling bin! See below for drop-off recycling options for batteries of all types.

Learn More About Special Materials

Batteries: Banned From Landfill

It is illegal to dispose of this item in the trash in Chittenden County, Vermont.

How Can I get Rid of It?

Click on each tab in this section for limits, fees, and other critical information about this item.

What you need to know:

  • Many hardware stores accept batteries for recycling for no fee. Find statewide battery drop-off locations at the Call2Recycle locator.
  • You can bring your batteries to the CSWD locations for no fee if you have:
  • 1 gallon or less of household batteries
  • 5 or fewer lead-acid batteries–automotive, boat, motorcycle, and from motorized toys and UPS units. Intact UPS units count as ewaste.

Disposal Costs


Fees shown here are for Standard Disposal conditions for this item or material.

Amount Fees Notes

Payment Methods

Cash, check with name, current address and phone number, AmEx, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards. A 3% convenience fee will be added to all credit card transactions.

Credit Cards not accepted at DOC in Burlington.

What you need to know:

You must make an appointment to bring your batteries to this location if you have:

  • More than 1 gallon of household batteries
  • More than 5 lead-acid batteries
  • Specialty batteries, including industrial and EV batteries – click here for fees

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Special Materials Education

  • All of these items are banned from the landfill and must not be placed in the trash.

    Items Banned From Landfills

    Information about how the Banned Materials Fee is assessed, and more on the proper disposal or recycling for each banned...

Did You Know?

We grind clean wood for composting.

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Good for all creatures big and small.

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Proper waste disposal helps our environment.

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Learn more about how you can work with CSWD to properly dispose of waste in your home, office, or community.