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Seasoned recycling handler befriends eager college students

Posted on February 1, 2016 |
By JULIA JOHN



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Editor’s note: The author just completed her education at Middlebury College and a months-long internship at the Independent.

“I’m gonna miss you, Kiddo,” Billy murmured one day this past summer, wrapping his weathered ebony arms around me.

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Hockey fans to try for a 'perfect sort'

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College ice hockey fans will face a different sort of challenge this weekend.

As the men’s team faces off against longtime rival Plattsburgh State in Chip Kenyon Arena this Friday evening and the Panther women take on Endicott College on Saturday afternoon, fans will be challenged to improve their performance on a somewhat obscure but nonetheless very important statistic: the sort.

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County trash district keeps fees stable for next year

Posted on October 23, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) officials have drafted a 2016 spending plan of $2,818,754 that would require no increase in the current $123-per-ton tipping fee for trash, and would keep level the rates it charges for receiving household hazardous waste and recyclables handled at its transfer station off Route 7 South in Middlebury.

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Middlebury to phase out townwide recycling contract

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents beginning next April will be able to choose their own haulers to collect curbside recyclables from their homes and businesses. That’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.

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Middlebury weighs in on recycling

Posted on October 16, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — More than 80 percent of Middlebury residents who answered a survey said they are at least satisfied with the town’s current curbside recycling program, but more than 73 percent of residents don’t want to see it combined with a trash pickup service.

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Trash district forecasts hike in recycling handling costs

Posted on October 6, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — 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’s Middlebury transfer station.

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.

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Changes in recycling loom thanks to Vt.'s Act 148

Posted on October 6, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont’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.

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Solid waste law to force big changes

Posted on September 11, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard is considering some major changes to the town’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.

At issue is Vermont’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:

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Local recycling firm says state agency broke its own rules

Posted on October 24, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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MIDDLEBURY — 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.

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.

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Center now sorts the recycling on its own

Posted on December 1, 2011 |
By Lee Kahrs



RUTLAND — The days of sorting paper from plastic are over, at least in the recycling bins of Casella Waste Systems customers in Southern Vermont.

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.

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