Vermonters produce over 624,862 tons of solid municipal waste each year. Only 35% of that waste gets recycled, composted, or reused. The rest goes in the trash, and eventually to a landfill. In 2012, Vermont Legislation unanimously passed the Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) to cut its landfill waste. The Law requires that all Vermonters recycle.
Recycling in Northwest Vermont can be broken down into two categories: Blue Bin Recycling and Special Recycling.