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Solid Waste Workshop

Posted by Chloe Collins on 2 February 2015

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On January 29, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns' Municipal Assistance Center hosted a day-long workshop on Act 148, the Universal Recycling Law. One hundred fourteen local officials, solid waste district and alliance members, and state Solid Waste Division staff attended. Morning sessions featured an overview of the law, its structure, mandates, and phase-in dates, and a review of variable rate pricing options and parallel collection, which is the requirement to provide recycling containers wherever trash containers are available. Alyssa Schuren, Deputy Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, described the Agency of Natural Resources' implementation of Act 148 and how towns are affected by its requirements. A third session provided a roadmap for creating a Solid Waste Management Plan; the final session explored the role and findings of the Solid Waste Infrastructure Advisory Committee, which was formed as a result of 2014 legislation.

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