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State Recycling Laws Update

May 2021:

Arizona and Arkansas Become Second and Third States This Year to Approve Chemical Recycling of Waste Plastics Legislation
Arizona Governor Ducey signed that state’s bill into law on April 23.

Second Bill to Require Compostable Only Disposable Tableware for Government Use Introduced in New York State Legislature
A companion bill was introduced in the Senate in January.

Ontario Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Prevent Release of Microplastics from Washing Machines
Selling washing machines without the prescribed filters could result in fines.

Vermont House of Representatives Approves Expansion of Beverages Covered by State Container Deposit Scheme
The bill still needs approval by the Senate.

Arkansas and Montana Become Latest States to Prohibit Local Governments from Adopting Ordinances Regulating Auxiliary Containers
More than a dozen states have enacted similar laws in recent years.

Two Bills Addressing Organic Waste Recycling Approved by Maryland General Assembly
One bill phases in source separation of food waste based on the volume of food waste generated annually.

Two Bills Concerning Composting of Organic Waste Introduced in New York Senate
One bill would establish community composting in public recreation areas.

Maryland General Assembly Approves Bill to Develop Markets for Recyclable Materials
The bill is awaiting Governor Larry Hogan’s signature.

Baltimore City Council Considers Measures to Address Illegal Waste Dumping Problem
One proposal would establish a small hauler incentive problem to clean up dumped waste.

Study on Photovoltaic and Solar Water Heater Panels Waste and Recycling Approved by Hawaii State Legislature
An interim report will be submitted to the legislature before the start of its 2022 regular session.

Honolulu to Consider Possible C&D Waste Recycling Program
The city council chair believes the waste stream could generate revenue for the city.


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