Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law (Act 148)
“Universal Recycling (Act 148) is new Vermont solid waste legislation that focuses on recyclables and organics.” The law will provide convenient collection services across the state. Over the next seven years, mandated recyclables, leaf and yard debris, clean wood scraps, and food scraps will become illegal to throw away.
To learn more about mandated recyclables, materials banned from the landfill, timeline of the law for residents, collection services that will be required by law, and the food scrap reduction hierarchy, please view the Act 148 Summary Sheet.
For more information on the law please visit Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law.
NEW Paint Collection Program!
NOW ACCEPTING latex* and oil based paints on a daily basis - FREE!
Limit: 10 gallons per visit
- Latex paints
- Oil Based paints
- Architectural paints
- Field & lawn paints
- Floor paints (includibg elastomeric)
- Deck coatings
- Waterproofing concerte/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
*Latex paint must be in its liquid form. Hardened or solidified latex paint is nontoxic and disposed of in the trash.
Brattleboro Curbside Compost Program
The Town of Brattleboro offers FREE curbside pickup of food scraps and non-recycable paper and carboard along with your trash and reycling.
Approximately 1,000 households are participating in the voluntary program and diverting approximately 8,000 pounds of compostable materials per week from landfills. GREAT JOB BRATTLEBORO!
21-gallon curbside compost carts (for households with 5 or more persons) and kitchen pails are available at the Windham Solid Waste Management District administration offices and may be picked up Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to visit our office during normal business hours, please call the office at (802) 257-0272. The Town of Brattleboro will be ordering more 13-gallon carts which will be available in the spring.
For more information on Brattleboro's Curbside Compost Program, please visit the Town's Trash, Recycling and Compost webpage.
Vermont is home to a variety of wonderful fairs, festivals and special community events. These events can range in size from small gatherings to multi-day events and can produce large amounts of waste. Recycling at events saves waste disposal costs, landfill space, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and saves natural resources. In addition, most people are accustomed to recycling at home and would like to be able to recycle at events they attend.
To assist event planners with recycling, the Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) lends event trash, recycling, and compost containers and signage for use at events (called Event Recycling Stations). The WSWMD has a total of 20 event recycling stations. Each station consists of a trash, recycling and composting receptical. There are two types of event recycling stations (the X3 and corregated plastic fold down style). See below photographs of each style.
Compost Bins & Kitchen Pails
The Windham Solid Waste Management District sells backyard compost bins and countertop pails for a low price to encourage backyard composting.