The Department of Environmental Conservation says Vermonters are recycling more and throwing away less.
The increase in recycling and decrease in trash disposal comes after Vermont’s universal recycling law, which was passed in 2012, mandated all Vermonters to start recycling by July 2015. Vermonters were banned from throwing away paper, aluminum, cardboard, steel cans, glass bottles and jars, and hard plastic bottles and containers.
Trash haulers were also mandated to begin curbside collection of recyclables. Read more here.