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Vermont's Universal Recycling Law (Act 148)

In June 2012, Vermont passed Act 148, a universal recycling law focusing on recyclables and organics. The legislation aims to reduce the amount of material ending up in landfill by improving recycling and disposal options and by diverting valuable materials from the waste stream.

The law began roll-out in stages in 2014. The timeline for items to be banned from residential trash disposal is:

  • July 1, 2015: Mandated recyclables
  • July 1, 2016: Leaf, yard and clean wood debris
  • July 1, 2020: Food scraps

Get up-to-date information and your questions answered on the Vermont Waste Management & Prevention Division website: Act 148, Vermont's Universal Recycling Law.

Last modified August 05 2014 09:56 AM