Vermont passes nation's first Extended Producer Responsibility law for household hazardous waste

Household hazardous waste (HHW) requires special handling to protect human health and the environment.  Special drop-off locations and local HHW collection days are typical strategies for keeping hazardous substances such as pesticides and lead paint out of landfills.  The Vermont legislature recently passed a bill that will require manufacturers of hazardous household products to participate in planning for the management of their hazardous products. See full article in Waste Today Magazine.

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