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.
The Town of Sunderland has modified its pay as you throw ordinance to remove the requirement that haulers report the amount of materials they haul from the town on a quarterly basis. The revised ordinance is posted here.
From: Michael S. Batcher
Subject: September 13, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Town Representatives: Keith Squires (Arlington), Stu Hurd (Bennington), Tom Shuey (Pownal), Suzie dePeyster (Sandgate), Sandy Gaszek (Searsburg), Dave Kiernan (Shaftsbury), Nancy Bushika (Stamford), Steve Bendix (Sunderland), Mike Charette (Woodford)
Not in Attendance: Rob Gaiotti (Dorset), Ricky Harrington (Glastenbury), John O’Keefe (Manchester), Mark Lourie (Rupert)
BCRC Staff: Michael S. More…
Join us for Greenup Day 2018!
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event at the Bennington Transfer Station.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event at the Dorset School.