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The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance

Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Pownal, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford

The mission of the Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance is to reduce the amount of waste disposed in landfills, by incineration or similar means by reducing the amount of waste generated, conserving resources and promoting recycling and reuse.

To accomplish this, the Alliance has adopted the following goals:

  • Reduce the disposal rate, or the amount of municipal solid waste disposed, by 25% by 2020 from the 2015 amount.
  • Increase the diversion rate, or the amount of material diverted from landfills, to 50%.

The Alliance is implementing education, outreach and other programs to assist residents and businesses in complying with the Universal Recycling Law, increasing reuse and recycling and reducing the amount of solid waste disposed in landfills. The Alliance programs will also help residents and businesses find solutions to the disposal of items such as electronic waste, fluorescent bulbs, paint and others that contain hazardous materials and are banned from landfills.

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Upcoming events



Electronic Recycling Event at The Dorset School

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Dorset School will hold a free electronics collection at The Dorset School, 130 School Rd., Dorset, VT on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9 AM to 12 noon. See the flyer below for more information!



Composting Workshop

9:00 am – 10:00 am

We will hold a workshop on composting at the Dorset Town Hall, 112 Mad Tom Road, in East Dorset on May 6, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

If you plan to purchase a Soil Saver by clicking here you will be reimbursed $25.95 if you attend this workshop!



Household Hazardous Waste Event

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance will hold a household hazardous waste event on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bennington Transfer Station, 904 Houghton Lane, Bennington, VT.

The event will be free for residents of the towns of Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Pownal, More…