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.

Timeline and summary

*Review the Universal Recycling timeline and summary sheet at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources’ website for specific dates and requirements.

More information

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is the go-to source for detailed information and resources on this groundbreaking legislation.