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 As required by 10 V.S.A. 6604(b), the draft 2023 Biennial Report on Solid Waste has now been posted for 45 day public comment period. Comments can be submitted to Alyssa.Eiklor@vermont.gov.  All comments must be received no later than 4pm on Friday December 23rd, 2022.

Pictures of a farmer, a chef, a school child, and a parent, with the words "eat what you buy. compost the scraps. Click to learn more" Pictures of a grandfather and grandson standing in front of a car trunk filled with materials to recycle, such as electronics and paint.

NOTICE: restriction on sale of mercury-containing lightbulbs. Mercury is highly toxic and energy-efficient alternatives are widely available. The following fluorescent lamps (lightbulbs) shall not be sold, offered for sale, or delivered to a retailer for subsequent sale in the state of Vermont.

Four lightbulbs that will be banned for sale in Vermont: three screw-based compact fluorescent and one linear fluorescent lamp.February 17, 2023 – Restriction on sale of screw-based, mercury-containing, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs).  Learn more in the Agency determination and comments.

January 1, 2024  Act No. 120. This act prohibits the sale or distribution in the State of four-foot general purpose, low pressure, mercury-containing linear fluorescent lamps (tubes).

For more information contact karen.knaebel@vermont.gov


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