Act 175: Architectural Waste Recycling
Act 175 went into effect on January 1, 2015.
Commercial project – construction, renovation, or demolition of a commercial building or residential building with 2 or more residential units.
Architectural waste* – drywall, metal, asphalt shingles, clean wood, plywood, and oriented strand board (OSB).
*defined here for the purposes of Act 175 only.
Who it affects
People or businesses involved in a commercial project that meets all of the following criteria:
- The project will produce at least 40 cubic yards of the architectural waste listed below (see What it covers)
- The project is located within 20 miles of a facility that will recycle this material
- The contract for the project was entered into after January 1, 2015
What it covers
Architectural waste (derived from the construction or demolition of buildings or structures):
- asphalt shingles*
- clean wood*
- oriented strand board (OSB)*
How to comply
- Arrange for the transfer of the architectural waste to a certified facility that will recycle or find reuse options for the materials.
(See the Construction & Demolition Debris page for acceptable facilities in Chittenden County.)