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Ballasts

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Disposal options

Ballasts from appliances and fluorescent light fixtures may be brought to at any CSWD Drop-Off Center, the Environmental Depot, or the Rover (Chittenden County households only) for proper management.

Do not place in the trash or recycling bin. These items are banned from landfill disposal.

Cost

No charge if separated from the fixture (otherwise, $5.00 per fixture).

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

There is a limit of 5 ballasts per day at the Drop-Off Centers and the Environmental Depot. Businesses with more than 5 must make an appointment to bring them to the Environmental Depot (call 802-865-4663 to make an appointment); fees apply.

These devices are used to power fluorescent light fixtures. They are located within the casing of the fixture and can contain hazardous materials. Please use great care in removing ballasts from light fixtures. If the ballast is leaking, please place it in a thick plastic bag before transporting it.