ANR Shuts Down Moretown Landfill

The Agency of Natural Resources announced Thursday that it’s shutting down the Moretown Landfill. The decision to deny the operator’s application for continued operation comes after hundreds of odor complaints were filed in the last year and a half. ANR says Moretown Landfill tried to control odor problems but was unsuccessful in reducing the number of complaints.

Take Out the Papers and the Trash:

Officials at the Agency of Natural Resources have given the owners of the Moretown landfill an ultimatum: clean up the smell, or shut down. We’ll look at how the state deals with its solid waste, and what will happen to the Moretown landfill.

Moretown Landfill Tackles Odor Issues

The operators of the Moretown landfill have responded to a state ultimatum with a plan they say will address odor problems at the facility. The state has put the landfill on notice to resolve the odor issue quickly, or face a shutdown order.

Electronic Waste: New Products, Old Problem

Think back to the number of cell phones you’ve gone through over the last 10 years or so. That’s just a tiny fraction of the electronic waste Vermonters throw out each year. The state has just concluded its first year of an electronics recycling program, and diverted 4.8 million pounds of electronic waste from landfills into a recycling program.

Maximize your composting and recycling

Get a crash course on what you can and can’t recycle, how to set up a composting system in your backyard, and what role all this plays in reducing our waste. Also, a Vermont reporter in Havana updates us on an Upper Valley youth baseball team that’s visiting Cuba.

Solid waste report shows little progress on waste reduction

Seven years ago Vermont had lofty goals for reducing its waste streams…but there’s been no significant change since 2001. The plan was to reduce the waste stream by 50 percent by the year 2005. The state missed the mark, and currently Vermont diverts only about 30 percent of its waste. VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb speaks with Cathy Jamieson of the Agency of Natural Resources about what’s being done to help meet those goals.