Compost Study Committee report to the Vermont Legislature

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Published by Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources in Waterbury, Vt .

Written in English

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  • Refuse and refuse disposal -- Vermont,
  • Compost plants -- Vermont

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Statementprepared on behalf of the Compost Study Committee by Department of Environmental Conservation, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.
ContributionsVermont. Dept. of Environmental Conservation.
LC ClassificationsTD788.4.V5 V46 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. :
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24120573M
LC Control Number2009416658

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Composting is the most common recycling option for food scraps in Vermont, but can be challenged by thin margins, the need to improve markets, contamination (trash, persistent herbicides), and available/affordable carbon feedstocks (wood chips, spoiled hay, leaves).

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The state of Vermont’s goal is to divert 50% of waste from landfills, Cathy Jamieson, solid waste program manager for the state Department of Environmental Conservation, told Author: Elizabeth Gribkoff.

Kurt Ericksen, Assistant General Manager, Vermont Compost Company Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont. Tuesday, Febru and may not comprise all materials received by the Vermont Legislature or the final fiscal information related to a specific bill.

No committee of conference report found for S in the Regular. Vermont law bans food scraps from the landfill by July 1, There are a variety of ways to keep your food scraps out of the trash, but composting is one of the least expensive and most rewarding, especially if you will use it as a soil ammendment for your lawn or garden.

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the amount of backyard composting of residential waste and the amount of “economic recycling” occurring in Vermont. Economic recycling consists primarily of large generators of recyclable materials who contract directly with a broker or end user to recycle their materials, bypassing materials recovery facilities who report directly to.

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s mission is to preserve, enhance, restore and conserve Vermont’s natural resources and protect human health.

Vermont's State Legislature passes many laws that regulate different parts of backyard composting throughout the state. Small changes are made frequently throughout the years and, according to the Compost Study Committee's Report to the Vermont Legislature dated Januregulations should be split up according to backyard, on-farm or commercial uses and rules.

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Source: Vermont Waste Characterization study. These are some of the reasons why the Vermont Legislature unanimously passed the Universal Recycling Law (Act ) inwhich bans the three categories of materials from the trash in Vermont: Compost in your backyard or compost indoors with worms.

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It also notes that “rescued food donations” nearly tripled between and. Montpelier, Vermont: New Composting Regulations. Vermont recently adopted new composting regulations.

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In light of Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, Actindividuals and communities are seeking solutions for managing food scraps and yard waste that meet the requirements and utilize these materials for local value.

Composting can be a viable solution, whether through hauling to a regional waste management facility, starting backyard composting, or establishing community-based composting. The Composting Association of Vermont (CAV) is pleased to announce Natasha Duarte, of Hinesburg, Vermont as its new Director.

Duarte will lead the 15 year-old organization, advancing the production and use of compost through educational programs and policy initiatives that benefit Vermont. Vermont is the first state in the nation to enact a law that makes composting mandatory for everyone.

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The General Assembly is a bicameral legislature, consisting of the member Vermont House of Representatives and the member Vermont Senate. “Recognizing the staffing challenges this presents, the Legislature should require the Bureau to send proposed, revised composting rules to the Joint Legislative Committee on.

In MayMD House Bill was signed into law. This legislation directed the MDE to study composting in the state and make recommendations to the legislature on how to promote organics recycling.

A Composting Workgroup was convened and by December a final report. The committee will have input from four panels, representing industry, stakeholders (from oil dealers to environmentalists), tax experts and economists, and regular citizens. From this process, a consensus bill that can survive in the state legislature is expected to emerge.Includes reports.

Informational Committee, March Includes agenda and handouts. Inland Wetlands Task Force, Includes membership lists, minutes, and legislative material. Interstate Environmental Commission, Interstate Sanitation Commission, Land Use Planning Task Force, Reference material.

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