Vermont Adopts a new Solid Waste/Recycling Bill Effective July 1, 2012.
This is What You Need to Know.
ACT NO. 148 (H.485). CONSERVATION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT; SOLID WASTE; RECYCLING
AN ACT RELATING TO ESTABLISHING UNIVERSAL RECYCLING OF SOLID WASTE. This act amends multiple requirements for the management of solid waste in the state.
The Londonderry Group “Getting it Together” for Dual Stream Recycling
The towns of Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, Weston and Windham, members of The Londonderry Group, are switching from a Source Separated to Dual Stream Recycling beginning August 2012. In the older system each type of material was kept separate requiring either many bins at home or standing at the recycling center separating each material into different bins. Dual Stream Recycling will mean less separating of recyclable materials and less trash to dispose of which translates to less dollars spent. Recycling is free.
The two streams are: COMMINGLED-glass, tin cans, steel cans, #1-#7 plastics as well as rigid plastics like toys, frozen food cartons, juice boxes, milk cartons, plastic clamshells aluminum foil and pie plates and MIXED FIBERS-envelopes, computer, fax and copy paper, brown grocery bags, magazines and catalogs, chipboard, paper egg cartons, telephone books, paperbacks, junk mail and fliers, newspaper. All the Commingled can be mixed in one container and all the Mixed Fibers can be mixed in another container.
Recycling saves resources, prevents pollution, supports public health, and creates jobs. It saves money, avoids landfills, and best of all, it’s now easier. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronics Collection Event
In 2011 The Londonderry Group offered a free electronics collection event . The estimated amount of electronics collected was 35,000 lbs. A 2014 collection date will be announced.
Wheels For Wishes Vermont
Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Vermont. We are proud to offer a free and easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child. Our URL is http://vermont.wheelsforwishes.org/ and our phone number is +1 (877) 431-9474.
Don’t Trash It – Cash It
The Londonderry Solid Waste Group will be kicking off the new VERMONT MERCURY THERMOSTAT INCENTIVE PROGRAM at their Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, May 16 from 9 am to 1 pm at Flood Brook Union School on route 11 in Londonderry. Many old thermostats contain mercury, which can harm our health and environment. If you bring your old mercury thermostats to the Hazardous Waste Collection for safe disposal, you will receive a $5 coupon which can be redeemed for, yes,that’s right, $5. To be eligible for the $5 incentive the thermostat must be whole with the cover attached and contain mercury. Not to worry, if you can’t make it to the Hazardous Waste Collection you can bring your mercury thermostats to the Londonderry Transfer Station during their regular hours. This will be an ongoing program. If you have questions you can contact the Recycling Coordinator, Esther Fishman at 824-3356 or email@example.com. For more information about the Hazardous Waste Collection, visit Hazardous & Special Wastes.
Refrigerator Recycling Rebate Program
EFFICIENCY VERMONT has launched a seasonal refrigerator recycling program that offers free pick up of old, energy-wasting refrigerators and freezers, a $30 rebate check, utility bill savings, and state-of-the-art disposal and recycling of the appliances. Click here for details
Directory Publishers to Re-launch Yellow Pages Opt-Out Website
The Yellow Pages Association (YPA) and the Association of Directory Publishers (ADP) will revamp their existing website allowing for consumers to opt out of phone book delivery service. The current version of the site provides users with a list of opt-out services available in a given zip code, reachable by telephone or by web access. The new site, set to launch in early 2011, will allow consumers to cancel deliveries from any publisher with just the click of a mouse. Yellowpagesoptout.com is the only opt-out system fully backed by directory publishers, although Catalog Choice offers an all-inclusive system for customers to opt-out of catalog mail as well as phone books, and provides transparent data. Some states and municipalities have considered implementing an opt-in rule that would require publishers to deliver directories only to residences that have requested the phone book, while others are considering opt-out legislation. The New York State Assembly and the City of Seattle have already introduced opt-out legislation this session, while other state and local agencies have indicated they will follow suit. Seattle’s bill also includes an industry payment to the City to cover the costs of phone book recycling. Updated Phone Book Opt-Out Website to Debut in 2011
Attention Businesses, Municipalities, and Non-profits – Got Stuff? Need Stuff?
The Reuse Marketplace is a website where businesses, government, institutions, and non-profits can post unwanted items for free. If you go to the site right now, you will see a variety of items posted, including: a check point security system, windows, a jet dust collector, stereo speakers, burlap bags, etc. The site includes more than 30 material categories, making it a great marketplace for exchanging items.
This craigslist-like website for Vermont businesses allows you to save time and money!
To become a member and start posting items, you must be located in one of the seven participant states (CT, DE, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI, & VT) and create an account. Once the site administrator reviews and accepts your account (generally within 24 hours), you can begin posting your items. Anyone is welcome to browse and obtain the posted items by contacting the lister directly. For more information, contact the site administrator, Mary Ann Remolador firstname.lastname@example.org of the Northeast Recycling Council.
*** Please note: Live animal listings, meats, and vegetables are not allowed.***