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Vermont Waste Composition Study

Vermont Plastic Waste Sort

The State of Vermont, Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) commissioned a waste composition study of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated within the State of Vermont. The primary purpose of the State-wide Waste Composition Study (Study) was to estimate the composition of MSW and Construction and Demolition waste (C&D) from residential and Industrial/Commercial/Institutional (ICI) sectors delivered to Vermont transfer stations. The resultant data will help guide VT DEC as it embarks on an effort to implement Act 148.

The Association of Post Consumer Plastics Recyclers (APR) also contributed funds for the study, underwriting the plastic component of the waste stream to be sorted into 40 different categories, in an effort to gain a better understanding of the types of plastics being disposed in the waste stream.

Please click here to view the Final Report of this study.