Vermont Waste Hauler Gets Permission for Composting Biz

Feb 28, 2013

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A Vermont waste hauler has won state approval for a commercial composting operation in Bennington.

Trevor Mance, the owner of TAM Waste Management, says he was granted an Act 250 land-use permit last week, his last regulatory hurdle.

Mance had hoped to build a compost facility in his home town of Shaftsbury, but the town imposed a moratorium on commercial composting that is still in effect.

Mance told Vermont Public Radio Bennington officials not only welcomed the facility, but approved its location on ten acres of town-owned land.

He says the compost project is part of a larger effort to reduce the amount of waste his company is hauling to increasingly distant landfills.

Mance says it could be a year before the company has compost to sell.

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