§6621a. Landfill disposal requirements

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/159/06621a
Published: 2015

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6621a. Landfill disposal requirements

(a) In

accordance with the following schedule, no person shall knowingly dispose of

the following materials in solid waste or in landfills:

(1) Lead-acid

batteries, after July 1, 1990.

(2) Waste oil,

after July 1, 1990.

(3) White goods,

after January 1, 1991. "White goods" include discarded refrigerators,

washing machines, clothes dryers, ranges, water heaters, dishwashers, and

freezers. Other similar domestic and commercial large appliances may be added,

as identified by rule of the Secretary.

(4) Tires, after

January 1, 1992.

(5) Paint

(whether water based or oil based), paint thinner, paint remover, stains, and

varnishes. This prohibition shall not apply to solidified water based paint in

quantities of less than one gallon, nor shall this prohibition apply to

solidified water based paint in quantities greater than one gallon if those

larger quantities are from a waste stream that has been subject to an effective

paint reuse program, as determined by the Secretary.


Nickel-cadmium batteries, small sealed lead acid batteries, nonconsumer

mercuric oxide batteries, and any other battery added by the Secretary by rule.

(7)(A) Labeled

mercury-added products on or before July 1, 2007.


Mercury-added products, as defined in chapter 164 of this title, after July 1,

2007, except as other effective dates are established in that chapter.

(8) Banned

electronic devices. After January 1, 2011, computers; peripherals; computer

monitors; cathode ray tubes; televisions; printers; personal electronics such

as personal digital assistants and personal music players; electronic game

consoles; printers; fax machines; wireless telephones; telephones; answering

machines; videocassette recorders; digital versatile disc players; digital converter

boxes; stereo equipment; and power supply cords (as used to charge electronic


(9) Mandated

recyclable materials after July 1, 2015.

(10) Leaf and

yard residuals and wood waste after July 1, 2016.

(11) Food

residuals after July 1, 2020.

(b) This section

shall not prohibit the designation and use of separate areas at landfills for

the storage or processing, or both, of material specified in this section.

(c) Insofar as

it applies to the operator of a solid waste management facility, the Secretary

may suspend the application of this section to material specified in

subdivision (a)(2), (3), (4), (5), or (6) of this section, or any combination

of these, upon finding that insufficient markets exist and adequate uses are

not reasonably available to serve as an alternative to disposal. (Added 1989,

No. 286 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1991, No. 75, § 2; 1991, No. 95, § 3; 1993,

No. 221 (Adj. Sess.), § 4a; 1995, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 1997, No. 151

(Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2005, No. 13, § 2, eff. July 1, 2005; 2009, No. 79 (Adj.

Sess.), § 4; 2011, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 10.)