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hazardous waste area at a transfer station

Welcome to the
Waste Management & Prevention Division

The Waste Management Division oversees the use, treatment and handling of hazardous and solid wastes. The Division performs emergency response for hazardous materials spills, issues permits for federal and state programs regulating hazardous wastes, solid wastes, and underground storage tanks, and manages cleanup at hazardous sites under state and federal authorities, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund).
If you cannot find what you are looking for through the WM-ID, appointments to review division files can be made by calling Cheryl Hamilton at (802) 522-5949. The Division receives many requests for information and does require an appointment. These are generally scheduled for 9am or 1pm and must be completed by 4pm.


The Petroleum Cleanup Fund Reimbursement Procedures  - September, 2014. The Petroleum Cleanup Fund Reimbursement Procedures have been revised and have been accepted by David Mears, VTDEC Commissioner.  This new procedures goes into effect September 10, 2014.  Some of the changes reflected in the Procedures include the following:  the Consultant Fee Schedule was modified to reflect current market conditions, and additional items were added to the acceptable rates list;  updated deductible amounts were added to reflect changes to Chapter 59 Section 1941; language was added regarding prohibiting fraud, abuse and misuse of the PCF; and, combined the “Policies and Procedures Manual for Third-Party Claims Against the Petroleum Cleanup Fund” document with the PCF Procedures.”

DRAFT Vermont Materials Management Plan: Moving from Solid Waste towards Sustainable Management - December 19, 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.

New standardized symbols for recycling, food scraps, and trash unveiled by Secretary Markowitz November 13, 2013

Final Report, "Systems Analysis of the Impact of Act 148 on Solid Waste Management in Vermont" October 21, 2013

Revised Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations Effective March 15, 2013




We've Moved

to our new, permanent offices!

Please note the new mailing address:




Waste Management & Prevention Division

1 National Life Drive - Davis 1

Montpelier, VT  05620-3704











What's New?
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Shoreham Wastewater Treatment Facility, a recirculating sand filter, designed to treat 35,000 gallons per day. The facility was started in 2001.

VT DEC Waste Management & Prevention Division 1 National Life Drive - Davis 1  Montpelier, VT  05620-3704  Tele: 802-828-1138  Fax: 802-828-1011


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