The Biennial Report on Solid Waste reveals that more than 50 percent of Vermont residents’ waste could be recycled, composted or diverted from landfill.
Currently, Vermonters dispose of approximately 400,000 tons of refuse each year, and according to the report, residents could bring that number down to approximately 300,000 tons by 2022 by increasing their recycling, composting and diversion efforts.
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A report on Vermont’s solid waste shows that more than half of what residents throw away could be recycled, composted or diverted from landfills.
About 28 percent of Vermonters’ solid waste is organic matter, much of which could be turned into compost, according to state officials.
The Biennial Report on Solid Waste says that by 2022, under existing waste-disposal programs, Vermonters ought to be able to cut by about a quarter the tonnage of solid waste sent to landfills. Residents throw away nearly 400,000 tons of refuse each year, and should be able to bring that number down to just over 300,000 tons by 2022.