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Vermont has well-established resources and information available through the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (VT ANR) and local solid waste management districts and alliances. The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) and VT ANR share information and best practices on wasted food prevention and diversion; CET presented at the 2016 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit and participated in the Vermont Act 148 Business Outreach Group to help the state make progress on achieving its ACT 148 goals.

Helpful Vermont Wasted Food Resources

Vermont Legal/Regulatory Requirement

  • Act 148 states that as of July 1, 2014, mandatory composting or donation of food residuals is required for generators of more than 104 tons per year, if a composting facility is within 20 miles of the generator. By July 1, 2020, the landfill ban for food residuals will be in effect for all businesses and residents and the 20-mile limit will no longer apply.


For more information regarding food waste estimates, source separation guidance, and how to start a food donation program, open CET’s Toolbox.


Contact CET to learn more about food recovery and waste diversion opportunities for your business, institution, customers, or association members: