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New Recycling Law May Cause Issues for Volunteers

A new Vermont law requiring the separation of recyclables from garbage could complicate the state's annual Green Up Day.

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A new Vermont law requiring the separation of recyclables from garbage could complicate the state's annual Green Up Day.

Starting July 1, trash must be sorted and recyclables separated from non-recyclables.

The Caledonian Record reports (http://bit.ly/1R5PHF3 ) it's unclear who, if anyone, will be responsible for separating the two during future Green Up days.

Volunteers generally gather bags of litter and drop them off at designated areas to be taken to a landfill. Officials at the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District say it'll be nearly impossible to get volunteers to separate them.

Cathy Jamieson, program manager for the Solid Waste Program with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, says volunteers won't get in trouble for violations, but they're going to develop a guide before next year.

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