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MRF in Vermont to Close Following Vote

The Windham Solid Waste Management District Board of Supervisors has voted to stop running the district’s MRF and to stop providing hauling services.

In Vermont, the Windham Solid Waste Management District Board of Supervisors has voted to stop running the district’s materials recovery facility (MRF) and to stop providing hauling services. Towns and cities within the county will now have to find a new facility to send their recyclables to.

Battleboro Reformer has more:

The Windham Solid Waste Management District Board of Supervisors voted to stop running the district's materials-recovery facility and providing hauling services on Thursday, changing where recycling goes throughout Windham County.

"Beginning in January, I want to look at the bigger picture of where this district is going," WSWMD Board of Supervisors Chairman Lou Bruso told fellow board members at the meeting.

In favor of closing the MRF were the towns of Brattleboro, Guilford, Jamaica, Newfane, Readsboro, Stratton, Vernon and Whitingham. In favor of keeping the facility open were the towns of Brookline, Dover, Dummerston, Halifax, Putney, Townshend, Wardsboro, Westminster and Wilmington. Tallied up, the vote came out to be 13-10, because Brattleboro's vote counts for six and Westminster's vote counts for two. Marlboro did not have a representative present at the meeting.

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