Recyclables

recyclingThe 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 new law regarding recycling (ACT 148) as well as Universal Recycling Resources:

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

 

Click here to learn more about Casella’s Zero Sort® Recycling, including acceptable materials and materials that are not accepted in the Zero Sort program. Mandated recyclables are accepted for free from residents at the Randolph Transfer station.

At the Northfield Transfer Station recycling is accepted free of charge.  Items accepted include glass, aluminum, tin, plastic 1&2, plastic 3-7, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, boxboard and books.  For more details on what is accepted, including fees please click here.

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