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Universal Recycling of Solid Waste: What it means for VT’s future

Last June Governor Shumlin signed H.485, an Act Relating to Establishing Universal Recycling of Solid Waste. This law is designed to conserve resources and energy, maximize waste reduction and minimize our impact on the environment.

Central to the new law is a plan with a timeline over several years to optimize the effect of universal recycling and to prepare the state and solid waste facilities to handle what is ahead.


By November 1, 2013, a thorough study on all aspects of solid waste management will be complete.  This report will include a breakdown of what makes up our waste and an analysis of cost, local governance, infrastructure, natural resources and environmental impact. The legislature will use the study as a basis for their next recommendations, probably resulting in new proposed laws in the 2014 session. Continue reading

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