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Solid Waste Management Program

The solid waste program oversees laws, rules, policies, and planning related to solid waste management in the state. It regulates solid waste management facilities and activities and certifies the state's landfills, transfer stations, haulers, composting, and recycling facilities. The program also provides solid waste technical and financial assistance to towns and solid waste districts and ensures remediation of illegal disposal sites.




Click here for Universal Recycling Information

Find information about Vermont's newest solid waste legislation and how it affects you.

Find information on solid waste permits

Need a permit for an exisitng or new solid waste facility or event? Click here.

Waste Transporter Permitting

Do you haul solid waste, recyclables, organics, or hazardous waste in Vermont? Click here for permit information.


Vermont's DRAFT Primary Battery Product Stewardship Plan: Open for Public Comment-- August 2015
On behalf of all registered battery manufacturers that sell primary batteries in Vermont, Call2Recycle has submitted a draft stewardship for managing convenient, cost-effective recycling of primary, non-rechargeable batteries in the State.

The plan is posted for a 30-day comment period. All comments must be sent to Mia Roethlein at mia.roethlein@vermont.gov by September 26, 2015.

Policy on Recycling Asphalt Roofing Shingles in Vermont ---May 2015
This document outlines recommended practices for asphalt shingle recycling in Vermont, including guidance on making a determination about asbestos content before recycling occurs.

Report from Solid Waste Infrastructure Advisory Committee submitted to Legislature---February 2015
The report linked above was submitted to the General Assembly in early February on behalf of the Solid Waste Infrastructure Advisory Committee (SWIAC), a diverse stakeholder group assigned to look at Vermont's solid waste infrastructure needs and potential costs for implementing Universal Recycling (Act 148).

Vermont Department of Health issues proposed health advisory for "DETA" (Dietheylenetriamine) --January 12, 2015
A public notice from the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) has been released to solicit comments on a proposed Vermont Health Advisory (VHA) for the compound Dietheylenetriamine (DETA). All documents---including the public notice, a monograph of the proposed VHA, and background documentation---can be downloaded in ZIP folder here.

Special Waiver Tax Code for Hazardous Waste Transporters Shipping Post-Consumer Paint Out-Of-State -- October 1, 2014

In order to support the aims of the Paint Stewardship Law (Act 58) passed in 2013, the tax department has issued a waiver for taxes that are usually imposed upon the shipping of hazardous material out-of-state. Post-consumer paint collected through the PaintCare program can now be listed on a manifest using a new tax code that supports convenient and cost-effective paint recovery in Vermont.

Please note the new contact information:

New individual contact information: click here

New mailing address:
Waste Management & Prevention Division
1 National Life Drive - Davis 1
Montpelier, VT  05620-3704



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