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Most food scraps are now banned from the trash and landfills in Vermont

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Most food scraps are now banned from the trash and landfill in Vermont.

Starting Wednesday, Vermonters need to collect their food scraps and either compost them in their yards, take them to food waste drop-off sites such as transfer stations or have them hauled away by a service. Trash haulers are required to offer food scrap collection services to non-residential customers and apartments with four units or more, unless another hauler is willing to do the collection, the state said.

It’s part of Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law to cut down on trash in landfills.

Residents who compost in their yards will still be allowed to throw away meat and bones in the trash.

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