Vermont may walk back statewide organics collection requirement

Read the full story in Waste Dive.

Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) is asking the state legislature to amend a law requiring that service providers offer organics collection to every resident by 2020. Instead, ANR proposes raising the threshold to multi-family buildings with four or more units and maintaining a blanket commercial requirement.

This requirement was previously set to take effect in July 2018 but was pushed back to July 2020 last year. Based on a survey, ANR found the majority of service providers prefer this change due to collection inefficiencies inherent in the state’s rural nature.

ANR’s request came in a biennial report to the state House and Senate’s environmental committees. VTDigger reports legislators had mixed reactions to the request (with one calling it “premature”) but remain open to consideration.

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