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recycling http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/323/all en Middlebury to phase out townwide recycling contract http://addisonindependent.com/201410middlebury-phase-out-townwide-recycling-contract <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury residents beginning next April will be able to choose their own haulers to collect curbside recyclables from their homes and businesses. That&rsquo;s because the Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday voted unanimously to discontinue the townwide recycling contract once the current pact with Casella expires on March 31, 2015.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26573">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410middlebury-phase-out-townwide-recycling-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Casella recycling Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:12:07 +0000 Zach Despart 26573 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury weighs in on recycling http://addisonindependent.com/201410middlebury-weighs-recycling <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; More than 80 percent of Middlebury residents who answered a survey said they are at least satisfied with the town&rsquo;s current curbside recycling program, but more than 73 percent of residents don&rsquo;t want to see it combined with a trash pickup service.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26259">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410middlebury-weighs-recycling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury recycling selectboard Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:35:41 +0000 Zach Despart 26259 at http://addisonindependent.com Trash district forecasts hike in recycling handling costs http://addisonindependent.com/201410trash-district-forecasts-hike-recycling-handling-costs <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Addison County Solid Waste Management District board next month will consider a proposed 2015 budget that would maintain the same $123-per-ton tipping fee for trash, while requiring an increase in rates for clean wood and single-stream recyclables dropped off by commercial haulers at the district&rsquo;s Middlebury transfer station.</p> <p> The draft spending plan of $2,627,262 would also pay for a new public outreach staffer to educate area school students and other groups about solid waste and recycling programs.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26003">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410trash-district-forecasts-hike-recycling-handling-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured recycling trash Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:39:16 +0000 Trent Campbell 26003 at http://addisonindependent.com Changes in recycling loom thanks to Vt.'s Act 148 http://addisonindependent.com/201410changes-recycling-loom-thanks-vts-act-148 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Vermont&rsquo;s Act 148, to be phased in during the next six years, will force some big changes in how material is recycled in the Green Mountain State.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25988">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410changes-recycling-loom-thanks-vts-act-148" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont recycling trash Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:24:29 +0000 Evan Johnson 25988 at http://addisonindependent.com Solid waste law to force big changes http://addisonindependent.com/201409solid-waste-law-force-big-changes <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard is considering some major changes to the town&rsquo;s recycling collection program in view of a new state law that will alter the way communities, haulers, businesses and households will have to deal with their waste.</span></p> <p> At issue is Vermont&rsquo;s Act 148, which orders a series of solid waste management program changes that will be phased in throughout the state from July 1, 2015, through July 1, 2020. The law requires that by next July 1, communities have to:</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25520">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409solid-waste-law-force-big-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Middlebury recycling Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:58:34 +0000 Zach Despart 25520 at http://addisonindependent.com Local recycling firm says state agency broke its own rules http://addisonindependent.com/201310local-recycling-firm-says-state-agency-broke-its-own-rules <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19697" style="width: 153px;"><a href="/201310local-recycling-firm-says-state-agency-broke-its-own-rules"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/goodpoint2966.thumbnail.jpg" alt="goodpoint2966.jpg" title="goodpoint2966.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="153" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GOOD POINT RECYCLING President Robin Ingenthron, shown in 2011 at his Middlebury facility, alleges that a state agency acted unfairly in granting its “e-cycling” contract. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; An Addison County waste management company says it has been thrown on hard times and may have to cut its workforce after the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources allegedly violated its own procurement practices in awarding a plum state recycling contract to a rival.</p> <p> Robin Ingenthron, president of Good Point Recycling in Middlebury, believes the state agency did not follow its own procedures while awarding the contract last month to Casella Waste Management of Rutland.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19698">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310local-recycling-firm-says-state-agency-broke-its-own-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured recycling Vermont Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:07:01 +0000 John McCright 19698 at http://addisonindependent.com Center now sorts the recycling on its own http://addisonindependent.com/201112center-now-sorts-recycling-its-own-0 <p> RUTLAND &mdash; The days of sorting paper from plastic are over, at least in the recycling bins of Casella Waste Systems customers in Southern Vermont.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> Casella unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, zero-sort recycling facility in Rutland on Nov. 18 with much fanfare. Gov. Peter Shumlin was the headliner at the grand opening attended by over 200 area business leaders, local and state officials and Casella employees.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10083">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201112center-now-sorts-recycling-its-own-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont recycling Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:00:01 +0000 Christian Woodard 10083 at http://addisonindependent.com Good Point secures e-waste contracts for three states http://addisonindependent.com/201106good-point-secures-e-waste-contracts-three-states <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-8094" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201106good-point-secures-e-waste-contracts-three-states"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/goodpoint2944.thumbnail.jpg" alt="goodpoint2944.jpg" title="goodpoint2944.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GOOD POINT RECYCLING founder Robin Ingenthron points to a photo of one of several computer recycling factories throughout the world with which Good Point does business. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury-based Good Point Recycling has won electronic waste handling contracts for New York and Rhode Island and is close to finalizing a similar deal with Vermont as it further burnishes its reputation as one of the world&rsquo;s pre-eminent e-waste recyclers.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> The company has also broadened its business plan by serving as a broker for low-cost, refurbished computers, funneling them to classrooms and blossoming businesses in a half-dozen economically developing countries thirsting for tools to join the global economy.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8073">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201106good-point-secures-e-waste-contracts-three-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury business e-waste Good Point Recycling recycling Thu, 02 Jun 2011 18:00:28 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8073 at http://addisonindependent.com Pellet bag disposal raises environmental questions http://addisonindependent.com/201103pellet-bag-disposal-raises-environmental-questions <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7311" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201103pellet-bag-disposal-raises-environmental-questions"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/pelletlady2596.thumbnail.jpg" alt="pelletlady2596.jpg" title="pelletlady2596.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FERRISBURGH RESIDENT ANN Poskas, standing in front of her wood pellet stove, holds a bag stuffed full of used pellet bags. Poskas is trying to find a good way to dispose of the bags, which are not recyclable. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrea Suozzo </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Until early this year, plastic disposal was not an issue that Ferrisburgh resident Ann Poskas had to think too hard about.</p> <p> When Casella Waste Systems discontinued its plastic bag recycling program, stating that the thin film clogged its systems, Poskas began storing her bags.</p> <p> Like others who heat their homes with wood pellets that are delivered in plastic bags &mdash; which problematically for recyclers are dusty inside and like other plastic bags therefore hard to handle &mdash; Postas quickly noticed those bags began to add up.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7288">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103pellet-bag-disposal-raises-environmental-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County environment recycling waste management Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:00:26 +0000 Andrew Stein 7288 at http://addisonindependent.com Car recycler to purchase old filaments property http://addisonindependent.com/201103car-recycler-purchase-old-filaments-property <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7280" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201103car-recycler-purchase-old-filaments-property"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/monahanfilaments8993.thumbnail.jpg" alt="monahanfilaments8993.jpg" title="monahanfilaments8993.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EARTH WASTE SYSTEMS has entered into a contract to buy the former Monahan Filaments property at 3046 Case St. in Middlebury. The company plans to strip cars and other metal equipment there, for recycling elsewhere. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A metal recycling company has entered into contract to buy the former Monahan Filaments property at 3046 Case St., Middlebury, where it plans to employ up to 30 people to disassemble vehicles and other metal equipment and sell the reusable parts.</p> <p> The prospective buyer of the foreclosed property is Rutland-based Earth Waste Systems (EWS). The company already has a presence in Middlebury &mdash; as the Wyre Wheel at 4079 Route 7 South &mdash; and has other locations in Castleton and Morrisonville, N.Y.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7266">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103car-recycler-purchase-old-filaments-property" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury business recycling Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:00:28 +0000 Andrew Stein 7266 at http://addisonindependent.com