Recyclables

recycling

Learn how to “Recycle Better” by watching this video!!

www.bit.ly/recyclebetter

 

For a detailed guide on items that can and cannot be recycled, please click on Casella’s Zero-Sort Recycling Brochure below:

BROCHURE-Trifold-ZS-2018

It is important to do your part in ensuring that the correct items are placed in your recycling bin in order to reduce recycling contamination. Reducing contamination is an important part in keeping recycling sustainable.

The Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) mandates the disposal of certain recyclables  from the landfill. Mandated recyclables, (referred to as “blue bin” recyclables) include:

  • Aluminum and steel cans, aluminum foil and pie pans
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (PET and HDPE)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • White and mixed paper, newspaper, magazines, catalogues, paper mail, envelopes, box board, and paper bags.

Each time you recycle your bottles, cans, paper, and plastics, you are helping to preserve natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and decrease energy use. While our individual efforts might not seem like much, our actions together have a considerable impact on our environment and economy.

The following resources will provide more information on the State of VT’s Universal Recycling Law (Act 148). Important updates were made to the law during the 2018 Legislative session. Click the link below to view a summary of the changes that were made:

http://dec.vermont.gov/sites/dec/files/wmp/SolidWaste/Documents/2018-Leg-Changes-Summary-UR-Bottle-Bill.pdf

http://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/solid/universal-recycling

http://dec.vermont.gov/sites/dec/files/wmp/SolidWaste/Documents/Universal-Recycling/Timeline-factsheet_CURRENT.pdf

For more information, visit the links provided below:

Universal Recycling for schools:

http://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/solid/universal-recycling/schools

Universal Recycling for Businesses:

http://dec.vermont.gov/sites/dec/files/wmp/SolidWaste/Documents/Universal-Recycling/FAQ_BizInstitutions_CURRENT.pdf