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What makes this Hazardous Waste?

Motor Oil must never be drained onto the ground or disposed into a drain. Used oil filters must never be drained onto the ground or disposed of in the trash. They must be contained and disposed of as hazardous waste to prevent harm to human health and the environment.

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Motor Oil & Filters: 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:

  • You can bring used motor oil to these locations for the fees shown here if:
  • The oil is not be mixed with gas, water, or other fluids
  • You have 5 gallons or less and your largest container size is 2 gallons
  • Otherwise you must use the “large quantity” option.

Disposal Costs

Fees

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

Amount Fees Notes
$0.00 Operator will empty container while you wait.

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 Environmental Depot if you have:
  • Oil mixed with any other fluid
  • More than 5 gallons
  • A container larger than 2 gallons

Disposal Costs

Fees

Fees shown here are for Large Quantity conditions for this item or material.

Amount Fees Notes
$0.00 Staff will empty your container while you wait only IF: It is 5 gallons or smaller It contains motor oil ONLY, no mixtures Containers not meeting both requirements must be left for pickup another day.

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.

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