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Vermont Waste Reduction & Recycling Program Overview

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Waste Management Division
Waste Prevention Section

1 National Life Drive, Davis 1
Montpelier, VT 05620-3704

NERC Board Member Representative
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Josh Kelly, Materials Management Section Chief
Tel: (802) 522-5897

Program Contacts


General Information

Business Assistance Guide

Compost Information

E-Cycles Program & State Standard Plan for Vermont E-Cycles Program

Mercury Education and Reduction Campaign

Mercury Lamp Recycling Law

Mercury Lamp Recycling Program

Solid Waste Facilities

Solid Waste Management Districts

Standardized Symbols for Universal Recycling

State Surplus Property Program

Universal Recycling Law

Waste Characterization Study


The Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Environmental Assistance Office (EAO) and the Waste Management Division & Prevention (WM&P) carry out the state waste reduction programs.  The State Materials Management Plan (MMP) was revised and adopted in June 2014. A copy of the MMP can be found on the Solid Waste Program’s webpage.

The Solid Waste Program oversees rules, policies, compliance, permits, and planning related to solid waste management in the state. The program also provides solid waste technical assistance and grants to towns and solid waste districts.

The Environmental Assistance Office provides a non-regulatory focus, one of technical assistance and education. Division staff works with businesses, communities, state agencies, and others to identify effective and economical ways to reduce waste at the source or to recycle waste once it's generated in order to avoid waste treatment and disposal costs and to safeguard human health and the environment. EAO provides recognition to outstanding businesses through its Governor Awards and Business Environmental Program (BEP).

You can follow the Solid Waste Program on Twitter and on Facebook for notices and events.