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What makes this Hazardous Waste?

Mercury is a neuro-toxin. Certain light bulbs (fluorescent), older thermostats, thermometers, switches, and float devices containing mercury must be disposed of as hazardous waste to prevent harm to human health and the environment.

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Mercury Containing Item: 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:

  • Anyone with more than 20 gallons of any materials
  • Businesses that qualify as VSQGs
  • Must leave a message at 802-865-4663 to make an appointment

Disposal Costs

Fees

Fees shown here are for Commercial, Large Loads, Special conditions for this item or material.

Amount Fees Notes
Varies See the What will it cost me? tab on our Hazardous Waste page.

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 can bring these items to the locations shown here for the fee shown:
  • Any quantity of Compact Fluorescent Lights–screw or pin-based
  • 10 or fewer of other general use fluorescent bulbs–straight, circular, U-shaped, and HID bulbs.
  • Click on “Environmental Depot” for other types of bulbs or larger quantities.

Disposal Costs

Fees

Fees shown here are for Drop-Off Center Options conditions for this item or material.

Amount Fees Notes
$0.00

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 at the Depot if you have:
  • More than 10 general use fluorescent bulbs–straight, circular, U-shaped, and HID bulbs.
  • Specialty mercury-containing bulbs–tanning bulbs, UV radiation tubes, neon bulbs, projector or other audio visual bulbs, and mercury-xenon automotive bulbs

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