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Disposal options

Unused ammunition is not accepted at any CSWD facility. Local & state police do not accept ammunition.

The following retailers will accept unused bullets, shells, and gunpowder from the public:

  • Dattilio’s Discount Guns & Tackle, 794 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington (802) 862-5516
  • North Star Guns, 3214 East Main Street, Richmond, VT (802) 434-8400

For spent/used shells or casings:

  • If plastic, should be placed in trash to be landfilled
  • If at least 80% metal, can be placed with scrap metal at any Drop-Off Center

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

  • Ammunition casing, as long as it is empty and made up of 80% or more of metal, is accepted at our Drop-Off Centers as scrap metal for no fee. Please make sure the casing is not mixed in with any live ammunition.
  • Shotgun shells are not accepted as scrap metal.
  • Ammunition is not accepted at the Environmental Depot.