Thursday, November 29, 2018

DEP Advisory Committees Meet Dec. 12 To Continue Discussion On Changes To Act 101 Municipal Recycling Program

DEP’s Solid Waste Advisory & Recycling Fund Advisory Committees are scheduled to meet on December 12 to continue their discussion of proposed changes to the municipal waste recycling program and Act 101.
The Committees will discuss a revised list of 25 different areas of change they would like to see in municipal waste recycling and disposal.  On the list are suggestions like--
-- Provide universal access to waste management and recycling
-- Authorize municipalities and counties to impose fees to support recycling programs
-- Require any municipality with a population over 5,000 to recycle
-- Require collection of all recyclable items listed in Act 101 (now it’s 3 out of 8)
-- Expand public education about recycling
-- Ban open burning of waste
Click Here for a copy of the draft recommendations.
For more information on recycling, visit DEP’s Recycling In PA webpage.
Other Agenda Items
Also on the agenda for information or discussion are--
-- Draft General Permit For County Recycling Convenience Centers/Satellite Stations
-- Technical Guidance On Radioactivity Monitoring At Waste Facilities (Info)
-- Recent Act 101 Change On Leaf Waste (Info)
The meeting will be held in Room 105 of the Rachel Carson Building in Harrisburg starting at 10:00.
For more information, visit the DEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee & Recycling Fund Advisory Committee webpage.  Questions should be directed to Laura Henry by calling 717-772-5713 or send email to:
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