Vermont food scraps law goes into effect


On July 1, everyone in Vermont is required to stop putting their food scraps in the trash. This is the final step in a universal recycling law passed in 2012 to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills. All food waste will need to be composted instead.

Paul Garland, owner of Garland’s Farm and Garden, in Rutland, said he has sold bins for home composting for years, but this year, interest has more than doubled because of the new law.

Josh Kelly, of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says it’s important to consider the best food scraps management option for you. If you’re not interested in composting at home there are 100 transfer stations and food scrap drops-off around the state.

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