Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to subnav
Searching 2017-2018 Session

The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 159 : WASTE MANAGEMENT

Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 6605k)
  • § 6605k. Food residuals; management hierarchy

    (a) It is the policy of the State that food residuals collected under the requirements of this chapter shall be managed according to the following order of priority uses:

    (1) reduction of the amount generated at the source;

    (2) diversion for food consumption by humans;

    (3) diversion for agricultural use, including consumption by animals;

    (4) composting, land application, and digestion; and

    (5) energy recovery.

    (b) A person who produces more than an amount identified under subsection (c) of this section in food residuals and is located within 20 miles of a certified organics management facility that has available capacity and that is willing to accept the food residuals shall:

    (1) Separate food residuals from other solid waste, provided that a de minimis amount of food residuals may be disposed of in solid waste when a person has established a program to separate food residuals and the program includes a component for the education of program users regarding the need to separate food residuals; and

    (2) Arrange for the transfer of food residuals to a location that manages food residuals in a manner consistent with the priority uses established under subdivisions (a)(2)-(5) of this section or shall manage food residuals on site.

    (c) The following persons shall be subject to the requirements of subsection (b) of this section:

    (1) beginning July 1, 2014, a person whose acts or processes produce more than 104 tons per year of food residuals;

    (2) beginning July 1, 2015, a person whose acts or processes produce more than 52 tons per year of food residuals;

    (3) beginning July 1, 2016, a person whose acts or processes produce more than 26 tons per year of food residuals;

    (4) beginning July 1, 2017, a person whose acts or processes produce more than 18 tons per year of food residuals; and

    (5) beginning July 1, 2020, any person who generates any amount of food residuals. (Added 2011, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.)