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State Resources

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Vermont follows federal environmental regulations. Vermont does allow for Conditionally Exempt Generators to transport to Household Hazardous Waste collection sites.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Vermont specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEC Air Quality and Climate Division

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association PA specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Conditionally Exempt Generators Handbook – Information for Waste Generators

Hazardous Waste – DEC Hazardous Waste Management Program

Small Business Assistance Program – VT small business assistance with environmental regulations

Storage Tanks – DEC requirements for the registration and management of USTs

Universal Waste – DEC fact sheet on universal waste management

Universal Recycling Rules – DEC outline for recycling requirements and timeline

Wastewater – DEC wastewater section

Water  – DEC Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division 

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Product Stewardship & Extended Producer Responsibility – DEC guidelines on products sold and waste associated with selling the material.

Vermont Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence – Current application and previous year's winners

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.