America Recycles Day - November 15th
America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day dedicated to encourage Americans to recycle or buy recycled products.
To participate in a recycling event, take a recycling pledge, or host an event, please visit Americarecyclesday.org
It closes the loop! Thanks to all the recycling efforts, recycled materials are being made into all sorts of everyday products and packages that are available on the market right now.
Thanks to you, all sorts of everyday products are being made from materials you've recycled. But to keep recycling working and to help the environment, you need to buy those products.
Look for products made from recycled materials, and buy them.
RFP For Solar Energy Facility
The Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) is requesting proposals for the development of a solar energy facility on the WSWMD Landfill site which is approximately 30 acres. A copy of the RFP is available at http://www.hullinc.com/windham_solid_waste_solar_rfp.
Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law (Act 148)
“Universal Recycling (Act 148) is new Vermont solid waste legislation that focuses on recyclables and organics.” The law will provide convenient collection services across the state. Over the next seven years, mandated recyclables, leaf and yard debris, clean wood scraps, and food scraps will become illegal to throw away.
To learn more about mandated recyclables, materials banned from the landfill, timeline of the law for residents, collection services that will be required by law, and the food scrap reduction hierarchy, please view the Act 148 Summary Sheet.
For more information on the law please visit Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law.
NEW Paint Collection Program!
NOW ACCEPTING latex* and oil based paints on a daily basis - FREE!
Limit: 10 gallons per visit
- Latex paints
- Oil Based paints
- Architectural paints
- Field & lawn paints
- Floor paints (includibg elastomeric)
- Deck coatings
- Waterproofing concerte/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
*Latex paint must be in its liquid form. Hardened or solidified latex paint is nontoxic and disposed of in the trash.
Brattleboro Curbside Compost Program
The Town of Brattleboro offers FREE curbside pickup of food scraps and non-recycable paper and carboard along with your trash and reycling.
Approximately 1,000 households are participating in the voluntary program and diverting approximately 8,000 pounds of compostable materials per week from landfills. GREAT JOB BRATTLEBORO!
Curbside Compost carts and kitchen pails are available at the Windham Solid Waste Management District administration offices. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to visit our office during normal business hours, please call the office.
For more information on Brattleboro's Curbside Compost Program, please visit the Town's Trash, Recycling and Compost webpage.