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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.

Recent News

Notice: Recent Fire at Sunderland Transfer Station

A fire on Friday, August 16, 2019 damaged part of the Sunderland Transfer Station. The lower recycling and trash drop-off is still functioning normally, but the area where appliances, bulky items, E-Waste and other materials and the scale house are closed. The Northshire Transfer Station in East Dorset is available for those kinds of materials. Call the Northshire Transfer Station at 802-362-1282 for more information.
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Recycling, Composting: Up Your Game

Paula Kamperman, Outreach Program Manager for the Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance,  discusses new regulations and global incentives to recycle responsibly with GNAT-TV's Andrew McKeever. Watch the video below or click here to visit the gnat website's original post.
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Public Meeting Notice and Agenda for the BCSWA Meeting on August 7, 2019

Click here to read the Public Meeting Notice and Agenda for the BCSWA Meeting on August 7, 2019.
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