Vermont’s new law, passed unanimously by our state legislature, is groundbreaking. We are the first state in the Union to work towards keeping all yard and leaf waste, clean wood, and food scraps out of our landfills.
Act 148 implementation is gradual. The biggest generators of food scraps (e.g., the University of Vermont, Cabot Creamery, Ben and Jerry’s, etc.) in Vermont had to be in compliance first—July 1, 2014. These were generators that produced 2 tons of food waste or more a week.
The next wave of generators–those who produce 1 ton a week–need to be in compliance by July 1, 2015. There are further targets for smaller generators.
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is the go-to source for Universal Recycling information.