The change to fall signals many things. Raking leaves. Apple picking! Raking leaves. Halloween candy! Raking leaves. Last chance for a maple creemee! Raking…well, you get it.
For some of our staff, autumn is the signal that the Rover — our mobile collection unit for household chemicals & paint — is winding down. There are just two visits left (scroll down to the calendar).
But that doesn’t mean you have to wait another year to get rid of the 20-year-old box of rat poison that’s still sitting in your shed from when you bought the place. And it certainly doesn’t mean that the Rover staff are going into hibernation mode. The same friendly faces you saw at the Rover this summer will be waiting on you all winter long at the Environmental Depot
in South Burlington. You know all that stuff you bring to the Rover, like motor oil, turpentine, and bleach? We accept all of the same stuff (and more) all year long at the Depot.
You probably don’t realize this, but we are one of the only municipalities in the country that has a mobile collection vehicle AND a permanent, year-round facility that accepts chemicals and paint for responsible disposal, reuse, or recycling. And in those lucky places that do have a permanent location, it’s only open one day a week, or maybe two.
So take advantage of it. Don’t wait for the Rover schedule to come out next spring to start your home detox! Visit the Environmental Depot. And while you’re there, congratulate Gary on winning a national safety award
Thanks for reading,