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Reuse It or Lose It!

Residents of the District’s 20 member towns may bring useable household goods and building materials to the Reuse It or Lose It! buildings at the District Transfer Station for others to take. All items are accepted at the discretion of District staff and only when there isspace available. All items must be clean, in safe, readily usable condition, with few or no broken or missing parts. Furniture must have no stains, tears, pet fur, or odors. Building materials that have rot, rust, water damage, asbestos, or are stained, torn, heavily soiled, wet, or damaged are not accepted.

Read below for the list of acceptable items, download a printable list of acceptable items, or call us at (802) 388-2333 to see if we can accept your reusable items.

    Acceptable household items include:

    • Small kitchen appliances
    • Books (no encyclopedias, textbooks, romance novellas)
    • Furniture
    • Housewares
    • Kitchenware: dishes, utensils, storage containers with lids
    • Knick-knacks & antiques
    • Art, frames, craft supplies
    • Office supplies
    • DVDs, BLU-RAYs, records, CDs (no VHS or cassette tapes)
    • Games, toys
    • Sporting equipment, bikes, free weights, weight benches
    • Hand tools

    Acceptable building materials include:

    • Kitchen & bath fixtures
    • Free standing bathtubs
    • Shower stalls
    • Unused pipe (>4 ft)
    • Unused plumbing fixtures
    • Toilets (white & off-white only)
    • Sinks (metal, white, or off-white)
    • Cabinets
    • Doors (residential only)
    • Hardware & fasteners
    • Unused fiberglass insulation
    • Insulation board (>16 ft²)
    • Lumber (>4 ft, no hardware)
    • Plywood, drywall, particle board, OSB (>16 ft²)
    • Roofing materials
    • New ceramic tiles
    • Light fixtures (non-fluorescent)
    • Windows & shutters (no storm, single-pane, or picture windows)
    • Countertops
    • Hardwood flooring
    • New vinyl or laminate flooring
    • Vanity sets

    Not accepted:

    • Clothing & textiles, pillows
    • Electronics
    • Freon appliances
    • Paint & chemicals
    • Baby equipment of any kind
    • Personal flotation devices
    • Helmets
    • Large appliances, microwaves
    • Vacuum cleaners
    • Mattresses, box springs
    • Rugs, carpeting
    • Lightbulbs
    • Humidifiers & air purifiers
    • Air conditioners & dehumidifiers
    • Medical supplies
    • Motorized exercise equipment
    • Large stereo systems
    • Tires
    • Colored toilets or sinks
    • Vermiculite or cellulose insulation
    • Tiles with grout or glue
    • Vinyl tiles
    • Used laminate or vinyl flooring

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