Waste management in all Franklin and Grand Isle towns except for Fairfax is regulated by the Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District. NWSWD is a state-chartered municipal governmental organization. Download the ordinance regulating the collection and disposal of solid waste generated in the District.
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Contact NWSWD at (802) 524.5986 for details.
Act 148: Vermont's Universal Recycling Law
ACT 148 is a new law relating to establishing universal recycling of solid waste. The Vermont Legislature unanimously passed the Universal Recycling (UR) law in 2012, which bans disposal of recyclables (metal, glass, plastics #1 & #2, and paper/cardboard) by JULY 1, 2015; leaf and yard debris and clean wood by JULY 1, 2016; and food scraps by JULY 1, 2020. *It also requires solid waste haulers and facilities to collect these same materials.