Areas in need of your help!
Have a look at the areas listed for volunteer details then join the team on the app for updates.
If you see littered areas in your community contact us right away to arrange bags and a disposal plan.
Download the App…Join a Team…Stay Informed
Once you have downloaded the app…1. Click on FIND A TEAM listed by location 2. Click JOIN THIS TEAM to see clean up specifics 3. You will be included in group communications regarding this effort
What can go in the Dumpster
and other stafety tips
After a flood event, most debris can be disposed of in one container. Flood-damaged recyclables or food waste can be thrown away in the trash. Please see the list of special care items and be sure to read full guidance details from our partners at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.
DO NOT PUT THESE ITEMS IN DUMPSTERS
• Dangerous wastes such as toxics, pesticides, explosives, gasoline, oil, pool chemicals, acids, drain cleaner, fireworks, flares, ammo, and unprotected “sharps”
• Oil, brake cleaner, other toxic car products
• Paint, stain, varnish, paint thinner/stripper
• Propane cylinders, other gas cylinders
• Hazardous Waste
• Mercury products such as fluorescent bulbs, thermostats, and
• Wear sturdy gloves and boots
• Use eye protection and N95 masks in dusty spaces.
• Handle household chemicals with care.
• Secure materials from children and pets.
• If an item is leaking, place the container in a pail.
• Do not mix chemicals or pour them on the ground.
• Do not attempt retrieving waterway debris in high waters
• Always face traffic when working on roadsides
• Wear bright colors
• Check for ticks after working in tall grass
• Needles and sharps should be put in a thick plastic container, taped shut, and marked “Do Not Recycle”
VT Dept. of Health “Protect Yourself When Cleaning Up After Flood”
VT ANR Flood Debris Clean Up Guidance
Solid Waste Management Entities
Paint and other producer-supported waste materials can be brought to multiple free Special Recycling collection locations around the state year-round.
Questions about hazardous materials can be directed to the VT DEC Waste Management & Prevention Division at 802-828-1138.
Recovery Clean Up Partners
Special thanks to our partners for teaming with Green Up to make Vermont shine.