It’s the law – and if you throw food scraps in the trash after July 1, you’re breaking it.
"That's because, as of July 1, 2020, the last phase of Act 148 will become law, which bans the last sector of food scraps from landfills -- the ones from your kitchen's garbage pail -- in favor of mandatory composting.
Vermont passed the law in 2012 and has been phasing in various parts ever since, the last of which passed into law on July 1, 2017 and required transfer stations and waste haulers to accept food scraps separate from trash. It also required places likes restaurants or other businesses that produced at least 18 tons per year (1/3 ton/week) to separate out their food waste to be composted at any certified facility within 20 miles."
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