IN THE NEWS:
Act 148 is the new solid waste legislation that focuses on recyclables and
Find out more about this recent legislation here.
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DRAFT Vermont Materials Management Plan: Moving from Solid Waste towards Materials Management - December 2013
This proposed Materials Management Plan (MMP) amends the previous solid waste management plan which was readopted in 2006. The DRAFT MMP includes significant changes to the structure and layout of the previous plan. This DRAFT MMP is based on five material specific chapters and a chapter addressing general planning needs. Each chapter contains tools of action, state goals, and performance standards. The state goals, and performance standards establish deliverables for the planning period that include reporting, outreach and education, and convenience requirements. This DRAFT MMP includes revisions that incorporate recommendations from an ANR solid waste stakeholder group that convened in 2008.
Agricultural Plastics Recycling Pilot Program available February 1 through April 30
Casella Resource Solutions is offering free Agricultural Plastic Product Recycling to all Vermont producers. See the flyer for specific drop-off locations and more information.
Standardized symbols for Universal Recycling in Vermont were unveiled by Secretary Markowitz with the assistance of Main Street Middle School students at a press event on November 13.
Final Report, "Systems Analysis of the Impact of Act 148 on Solid Waste Management in Vermont," Oct 21, 2013
The final report completed by DSM Environmental on
behalf of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources incorporates comments collected
during the draft and open comments periods of the report development. This
report is a data driven analysis of current materials management system in
Vermont and includes estimations of the effects of Act 148 on the system. See the Act 148 webpage for more information.
Guidance document for customers of Moretown Landfill searching for alternative drop-off locations.
Vermont's farm digester projects are considered in the February 2013 issue of BioCycle -- an internationally recognized magazine that focuses on composting, renewable energy and sustainability.