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Waste Transfer Stations Not Seeing Many People Composting

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Vermont's effort to move toward universal recycling has seen legislative success, but waste transfer station officials say they haven't seen many residents take advantage of new food scrap disposal units.
Last month, legislators passed a new law requiring solid waste transfer stations accept food scraps and other organic waste. The Valley News reports that Act 148 will require residents to separate organic wastes by 2020.

Bob Vahey, a waste supervisor in Hartford, says he hasn't seen many people using the new organic waste disposal service so far. He doesn't think people will actively separate their waste until 2020, when everyone is required to do it.

Mary O'Brien, a district recycling coordinator, says she thinks people may just be composting at home.

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