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Disposal options

Space heaters generally fall into one of three categories for disposal:

  • If it is a sealed unit that contains oil or another hazardous waste that you cannot drain and recycle separately, bring the heater to the CSWD Environmental Depot.
  • If the heater is at least 80 percent metal and contains no hazardous fluids, it can be recycled as scrap metal at any CSWD Drop-Off Center.
  • If the heater is mostly plastic and contains no hazardous material, it should be disposed of in your regular household trash.


  • FREE if recycled as scrap metal or at the Environmental Depot.
  • Regular trash disposal fees apply to other heaters.

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

The Environmental Depot is available only to Chittenden County residents and businesses.