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 CIRCULAR NO. A-122 Federal Brochure for Non-Profit Organizations

If you live in one of these towns and have questions about what to do with trash, recycling, or hazardous waste, this is the site for you!

There is information on the site to help you reduce, reuse, recycle and properly dispose of your trash and hazardous waste.

Depending on the service you need, the links will lead you to the right place. If you don't find what you need, just contact us, and we'll be happy to assist you. We want this site to be informative and easy to use. If you find something which could be improved, just let us know.

SWIP 2015

We want your input and feedback on our 2015 Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) Rewrite. Read more here.


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Tire Environmental Producer Responsibility Law in Before Vermont Legislature

Primary Battery Take-Back Law Passed

Consumers will be able to recycle their primary batteries at no cost at convenient locations beginning January 1, 2016.








Vermont Passes H. 485/Act 148

(an act relating to establishing universal recycling of solid waste )

By July 1, 2015

  • All solid waste facilities must collect leaf and yard debris separate from other solid waste.
  • Generators of 52 tons/year of food scraps per year must separate food scraps for on-site management or transfer to a facility; if certified facility with capacity is located within 20 miles.
  • All Vermonters are banned from knowingly disposing of *mandated recyclable materials.
  • All Municipalities must  implement a variable rate pricing system for solid waste from residential customers based on volume or weight.

By July 1, 2014

  • All trash facilities must accept residential recycling for free.

  • Haulers that offer collection of solid waste, must offer collection fo listed recyclables for all customers(including residents, businesses, and institutions) and may not charge a separate line item fee.

*Mandated recyclables includes the following materials separated from non-recyclable materials at the point of generation: aluminum and steel cans; aluminum foil and aluminum pie plates; glass bottles and jars from foods and beverages; polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles or jugs; high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic bottles and jugs; corrugated cardboard; white and mixed paper; newspaper; magazines; catalogues; paper mail and envelopes; boxboard; and paper bags

Click on the links below for details on the new legislation.

Vermont Passes H. 262/Act 58 - Paint Take-Back Program to Begin May 2014 - Visit www.paintcare.org for a location accepting paint near you.

Paint Care Press Release - 9/14

FAQs on the New Paint Program

Agency of Natual Resources Material Management Plan























  Serving the Communities of Benson, Chittenden, Fair Haven, Middletown Springs, Pawlet, Rutland Town, Shrewbury, Sudbury, Tinmouth, and West Haven, Vermont