S.P. 160 - L.D. 504
An Act to Establish the State's Recycling and Waste Reduction Goals
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 38 MRSA §1309, as amended by PL 1989, c. 585, Pt. E, §19, is further amended to read:
§1309. Interstate cooperation
The Legislature encourages cooperative activities by the department and the
agency office with other states for the improved management of hazardous and solid waste; for improved, and as far as is practicable, uniform state laws relating to the management of hazardous and solid waste; and compacts between this and other states for the improved management of hazardous and solid waste.
Sec. 2. 38 MRSA §2132, sub-§1, as amended by PL 1995, c. 465, Pt. A, §41 and affected by Pt. C, §2, is further amended to read:
1. State recycling goal. It is the
policy goal of the State to recycle or compost, by January 1, 1998 2003, 50% of the municipal solid waste tonnage generated each year within the State.
Sec. 3. 38 MRSA §2132, sub-§1-A is enacted to read:
1-A. State waste reduction goal. It is the goal of the State to reduce the annual generation of municipal solid waste tonnage by 5% by January 1, 2003 and by an additional 5% every subsequent 2 years. This reduction in solid waste tonnage, after January 1, 2003, is a biennial goal. The baseline for calculating this reduction is the 1999 solid waste generation data gathered by the office.
Effective September 21, 2001, unless otherwise indicated.
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