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What makes this Special Materials?

Anything that is at least 80 percent metal and contains no hazardous material can be dropped off for recycling as scrap metal. These items are Special Materials because they do not belong in the trash or the recycling bin.

Learn More About Special Materials

Scrap Metal: 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?

What you need to know:

  • Anything that is at least 80 percent metal and contains no hazardous material can be dropped off for recycling as scrap metal. These items do not belong in the trash or the recycling bin.
  • Customers must be able to lift all items over a 42″ railing without assistance from CSWD staff.

Disposal Costs

Fees

Fees shown here are for Scrap Metal conditions for this item or material.

Amount Fees Notes
Cubic Yard or Less $0.00 Loads larger then 1 cubic yard should be taken to a scrap metal dealer.

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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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.