Why a “Universal Recycling” Bill?
• Munis provide recycling access to most residents served
•1 million residents are not s...
Current regulations
• MassDEP Waste Bans enforced at end of pipe
• high diminimis action levels
• difficult to ID generato...
 All residents, businesses and institutions must separate waste-banned
materials from the trash
 All waste haulers must ...
Potential Impacts
Environmental:
 Recover valuable materials
 Eliminate need for new disposal capacity
 Reduce GGEs fro...
Models
 76 Local ordinances in Mass.
 Waste haulers must provide recycling
service to all customers, document to town
 ...
The Hingham Model
 2012 Recycling and Dumpster regulations
 No recyclables in the trash
 All municipal, residential and...
Status
 13 Cosponsors
 Committee: Environment,
Natural Resources and Agriculture 617-722-2210
 Hearing date: 6/27/2013
...
Details details details…
 Who, how to coordinate permitting, reporting,
communication, enforcement
 Local officials
 Ha...
What’s next?
 Engage the municipal health community
 Address one issue at a time in Workgroup
 ENRA seeks a multi-stake...
Claire Sullivan Galkowski, Executive Director
781.329.8318
ssrecyclingcoop@verizon.net
Source: MassDEP
2010-2020 Solid
Waste Master
Plan, Dec. 2012,
Fig, 5
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POLICY1 Universal Recycling Bill, Claire Sullivan

Discussion about Bill H.765, currently under consideration at the MA State House.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - POLICY1 Universal Recycling Bill, Claire Sullivan

  • 1. Why a “Universal Recycling” Bill? • Munis provide recycling access to most residents served •1 million residents are not served by municipal programs • Focus for diversion has been on municipalities • Many private customers opt out of “optional” recycling • More recovery potential from commercial sector: 1 MassDEP 2011 Solid Waste Update, Table 2 2 MassDEP Municipal Solid Waste and Recycling Surveys 2011 3 US Census Bureau Massachusetts Quick Facts Total MSW: 4.9 million tons disposed 2011 1 Municipalities: 1.8 million tons disposed 2011 2,3 Remainder = commercial: 3.1 million tons
  • 2. Current regulations • MassDEP Waste Bans enforced at end of pipe • high diminimis action levels • difficult to ID generator • low chance of NON or fine • SWMP, p.21: Policy Objective One: “Increase recycling and composting by businesses and institutions through TA, a requirement on waste haulers to provide full recycling services to their customers, more aggressive enforcement of Waste Bans on haulers and generators”
  • 3.  All residents, businesses and institutions must separate waste-banned materials from the trash  All waste haulers must provide offer adequate recyclables collection service to all customers  waste service customers that decline recycling service through their waste hauler must sign a waiver that they have been informed, to be provided to local health dept. and MassDEP.  recycling service is included with solid waste collection service cost.  All haulers must register with and report to MassDEP  Waste Bans enforced from point of generation through the point of disposal.
  • 4. Potential Impacts Environmental:  Recover valuable materials  Eliminate need for new disposal capacity  Reduce GGEs from manufacturing, disposal Economic:  Improve collection route efficiencies  Create jobs  Increase revenues/ Reduce costs?
  • 5. Models  76 Local ordinances in Mass.  Waste haulers must provide recycling service to all customers, document to town  33: bundled pricing  Some: businesses must recycle  Enforcement by BOH: challenging  Vermont Act 148: Universal recycling of solid waste 2012  Delaware SB234: Universal Recycling Law 2010  California AB341: Recycling Law 2012
  • 6. The Hingham Model  2012 Recycling and Dumpster regulations  No recyclables in the trash  All municipal, residential and commercial property  Residents, businesses, haulers all liable to comply  Haulers must report tons/month of recyclables to BOH  Permit required for all dumpsters if TV property>4CY  Enforcement by DPW, HD, FD, PD  Compliance Coordinator partially funded through DEP grant  Fines up to $500/day (nonhaz); revocation of permit  Variances through BOH
  • 7. Status  13 Cosponsors  Committee: Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture 617-722-2210  Hearing date: 6/27/2013  Presented to SWMs at MassRecycle Forum July 9  Met with ENRA Chairman Gobi 9/13  MassRecycle Stakeholder working group has met 3 times, will meet again soon  Redraft to ENRA soon
  • 8. Details details details…  Who, how to coordinate permitting, reporting, communication, enforcement  Local officials  Haulers  MassDEP  Add to Housing, Sanitary codes?  Ensure level field for large and small haulers, specialized recyclers
  • 9. What’s next?  Engage the municipal health community  Address one issue at a time in Workgroup  ENRA seeks a multi-stakeholder redraft of H765  Join the discussion! Together we can build a better material management system
  • 10. Claire Sullivan Galkowski, Executive Director 781.329.8318 ssrecyclingcoop@verizon.net
  • 11. Source: MassDEP 2010-2020 Solid Waste Master Plan, Dec. 2012, Fig, 5

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