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Disposal options


  • If equipment is made of at least 80% metal: no fee – items  that are at least 80% metal are accepted as scrap metal at all CSWD Drop-Off Centers except the Burlington and Hinesburg locations.
  • Plastic mowers and trimmers, such as battery powered and electric: $3.00 – $6.00
  • Batteries are accepted at no fee.

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

  • Gas-powered equipment
    Drain all oil and gasoline, and remove the battery before bringing it to a Drop-Off Center. Drop-Off Centers accept motor oil and filters for disposal, but NOT gasoline or oil and gas mixes. These must go to the Environmental Depot – by appointment only..
  • Battery-powered equipment
    Remove the battery before bringing it to a Drop-Off Center. Batteries can be placed in the appropriate battery disposal area at CSWD Drop-Off Centers. Check operator’s manuals for instructions and safety information before attempting to disassemble the battery housing.
  • Items that are bigger than 2.5′ x  2.5′ x 6′ are accepted for disposal at the Milton and Williston Drop-Off Centers only.


It’s up to the discretion of the DOC operator to determine whether or not an item can be placed in the scrap metal bin for free, or if there’s a charge for disposal.