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Department of Public Works

Managing Food Scraps in BTV

Act 148

In 2012, the Vermont Legislature unanimously passed the Universal Recycling Law (Act 148), which includes banning food scraps from the landfill. This is a vital law which will help reduce our environmental footprint by limiting up to 20% of what we currently send to the landfill. We can do this together, Burlington!

Beginning July 1, 2020, residents will be prohibited from including food scraps in their trash. We've set this site up to provide some key resources to aid you in your compliance with this law and to reduce your environmental footprint. 

This is a state managed effort, but we are all partners and we want to help each other succeed. 

Thanks to our partners the Chittenden Solid Waste District and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation for sharing these resources.



State of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation:



For Burlington specific questions

Please email RGoulding@burlingtonvt.gov or call 802-863-9094.