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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

Compost Bin Sale – 2019 – Sold Out

Sold Out – Thank you!

The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance is selling two types of compost containers. This offer is for residents of the Towns of Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Rupert, Pownal, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford.

Soil Saver Composters for $35.00. These provide an easy way to convert common yard and food waste into fertilizer that you can use in your garden, More…

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Please Take Our Survey

The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance represents 13 towns in Bennington County and encourages residents, businesses and institutions to recycle, reuse and reduce materials that would otherwise be sent to landfills.

We would appreciate your completing our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D6PMQNC.

The purpose is to help us determine how you currently manage your solid waste so as to provide you with improved outreach and other programs on materials management. More…

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