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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 159 : Waste Management

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 6605m)
  • § 6605m. Architectural waste recycling

    (a) Definitions. In addition to the definitions in section 6602 of this chapter, as used in this section:

    (1) “Architectural waste” means discarded drywall, metal, asphalt shingles, clean wood, and plywood, and oriented strand board derived from the construction or demolition of buildings or structures.

    (2) “Commercial project” means construction, renovation, or demolition of a commercial building or of a residential building with two or more residential units.

    (b) Materials recovery requirement. Beginning on or after January 1, 2015, if a person produces 40 cubic yards or more of architectural waste at a commercial project located within 20 miles of a solid waste facility that recycles architectural waste, the person shall:

    (1) arrange for the transfer of architectural waste from the project to a certified solid waste facility, which shall be required to recycle the architectural waste or arrange for its reuse unless the facility demonstrates to the Secretary a lack of a market for recycling or reuse and a plan for reentering the market when it is reestablished; or

    (2) arrange for a method of disposition of the architectural waste that the Secretary of Natural Resources deems appropriate as an end use, including transfer of the architectural waste to an out-of-state facility that recycles architectural waste and similar materials.

    (c) Transition; application. The requirements of this section shall not apply to a commercial project subject to a contract entered into on or before January 1, 2015 for the disposal or recycling of architectural waste from the project.

    (d) Guidance on separation of hazardous materials. The Secretary of Natural Resources shall publish informational material regarding the need for a solid waste facility that recycles architectural waste to manage properly and provide for the disposition of hazardous waste and hazardous material in architectural waste delivered to a facility. (Added 2013, No. 175 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)