Vermont Food & Beverage Processing and Manufacturing Industry

beer and cheese processing

This guidance on environmental regulations is for businesses in the food & beverage processing  and manufacturing industry, including:

  • beverages - non-alcoholic & alcoholic
  • bakery and confectionary products
  • dairy products
  • flour
  • ready meals and cook-chill products  Take our survey
  • processed meats and meat products
  • pet food
  • secondary foods, baked, frozen, dehydrated, canned and bottled foods.

Learn About:


Vermont's Universal Recycling Law (Act 148)

"An act relating to establishing the universal recycling of solid waste." 

Hazardous Waste Management

"All Vermont generators are required to determine if their waste is subject to regulation as hazardous waste."

Wastewater Management

  • VT Department of Environmental Conservation's Wastewater Webpage

Fact Sheets


Additional Resources

Food for Thought webinars on managing solid, liquid and hazardous waste