“It is so scandalous on so many angles,” said John Brabant, a former state regulator.
Small companies are filling a gap left by trash removal services in Rutland County that do not yet offer curbside compost pickup.
The study group debated options, including expanding bottle bill recycling and the use of recycled materials.
A memo from the agriculture agency has called for composting facilities also to be designated solid waste facilities, and regulated by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Regarding these recyclable materials as resources rather than waste makes the new recycling law a giant step in the right direction.
Vermont lawmakers are giving trash haulers an extra year to begin accepting food scraps and other compostable waste.
News Release — Vermont Agency of Natural Resources December 5, 2016 Media Contact: Josh Kelly, 802-522-5897 Montpelier – On the heels of America Recycles Day—a national celebration of recycling held each November 15th—the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released it’s first “Universal Recycling Status Report.” The 16-page report summarizes the status of recycling, composting, […]
News Release — Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund November 29, 2016 Media Contact: Rachel Carter 802-318-5527, [email protected] Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law creates market for organics hauling and management services; Flexible Capital Fund provides working capital to turn economic opportunity into revenue growth and new livable wage jobs at Grow Compost of Vermont Montpelier, VT – The […]
Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union is one of the larger ones selected among the 10. The aim is to find ways to help all schools save money while delivering quality care.
News Release — Vermont Foodbank September 13, 2016 Media Contacts: Judith Stermer, Vermont Foodbank: 802-505-0699 Bryn Oakleaf, Department of Environmental Conservation: 802-522-5783 Vermont Foodbank and partners note 40% increase MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the Vermont Foodbank announced today a 40% increase in food donations in 2016, topping the 25-30% increase […]
News Release — CVSWMD Feb. 10, 2016 Contact: Leesa Stewart, General Manager 229-9383 x 101 [email protected] Central Vermont – After careful consideration, the Executive Board of the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District voted Tuesday morning to suspend plans for a new facility. The Executive Board’s recommendation will go to the full Board of Supervisors […]
“For 2016, we are predicting that our food will increase by 60 percent over 2015, in large part due to Act 148,” Vermont’s universal recycling law, according to Alex Bornstein, the chief operations officer of the Vermont Foodbank.
Vermont’s new Universal Recycling Law, a radical rethinking of how solid waste is handled throughout the state, is expected to be particularly painful.
Trash haulers must offer curbside recycling pickup beginning July 1 as law aimed at reducing the amount of waste brought to landfills rolls out.