Act 148

Act 148: Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law 

Act 148 was passed unanimously by the Vermont Legislature in 2012. This act phased in a ban of the disposal of three major types of waste material in landfills over the course of six years.  These three waste materials are: 

  • “Blue Bin” recyclables (banned from landfills from July 2015) 
  • Leaf and yard debris  (banned from landfills from July 2016) 
  • Food scraps (banned from landfills from July 2020)