Next Phase of Universal Recycling Goes Into Effect Next Week

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Next week, the Green Mountain State will be a step closer to rebooting its recycling services.

The next portion of the universal recycling law, takes effect July 1. This means trash collection facilities must also offer recycling.

“There are some areas of Vermont that are really ahead of the game. Chittenden County, they’ve really done a lot over the years but there are other parts of the state where there isn’t that same opportunity. So this law equalizes it so every Vermonter has the same chance to recycle,” Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz said.

The agency says they will be out next week to help with the transition.

This law will take time to fully go in effect, stretching all the way to 2020.

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