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State Recycling Laws Update

July 2017:

California DTSC Approves Revised Waste Mercury-Containing Thermostat Collection Plan
However, despite the approval, DTSC wants more changes to the stewardship plan.

Illinois General Assembly Approves Changes to Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act
The bill was sent to Governor Bruce Rauner for signing.

Extension of CalRecycle's Authorized Review Period for Local Solid Waste Plans Approved by State Legislature
The enrolled version was sent to Governor Brown to sign.

California Senate Approves Bill for Beverage Container Recycling Pilot Projects in Particular Areas
The measure seeks to relieve container redemption financial pressure on small grocery and convenience stores.

New York City Department of Sanitation Plans to Expand the Number of Food Establishments Covered by Organic Waste Recycling Rules
Many supermarkets, restaurants and food chains with 50 or more locations in the city could soon be added.

Honolulu City Council Approves Expansion of Plastic Bag Ban
The approved bill also places interim fees on reusable and compostable plastic bags starting next year.

Maryland Governor Issues Executive Order for State Waste Reduction and Recovery Plan
The new executive order rescinds one issued by the previous governor.

Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Prohibited Local Plastic Bags Ordinances
The bill was approved by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in June.

Teaneck, New Jersey Approves Pass-Through Charge on Single-Use Plastic Bags
However, the ordinance will not take effect for a year.

Bill to Establish Product Stewardship for Carpeting Introduced in New York Assembly
Carpet manufacturers would need to register with the Department of Environmental Conservation and submit stewardship plans by April 1, 2019.

Oregon State Legislature Approves Designating Woody Biomass a Green Energy Technology
The new designation will authorize the material for use in heating new government buildings and renovations of existing ones.

Canadian Parliament Approves Law on Management of Waste Mercury-Containing Lamps
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change will develop a national strategy.

Los Angeles City Council Members Call for Study of Citywide Ban on Polystyrene Foam Food Containers
The City of Los Angeles already bans the containers at all its municipal facilities.

New York Senate Approves Solar Panel Extended Producer Responsibility Bill
The bill is now being considered in the Assembly.

Pennsylvania Senators Introduce State Bill to Authorize the Imposition of Municipal Recycling Fees
The bill follows an unsuccessful court challenge of funding for the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Law.

Single-Stream Recycling at Boston Municipal Facilities Cited As Part of Expanded Carbon Footprint Reduction Effort
City council members respond to President Trump's decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord.


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