Ordinance--St. Paul, Minnesota; 1990
Prohibits the use of some environmentally detrimental packaging
materials by retail food and drink establishments.
of Waste in County Government--Kitsap County, Washington;
An ordinance to decrease waste in Kitsap County government operations
by promoting the efficient use of resources, replacing toxic
products with less toxic alternatives, the purchasing of environmentally-preferred
products, and establishing recycling as the preferred solid
waste management practice for all County operations.
Recycled Products Procurement--San
Diego, California; 1992
Mandates preferential purchasing procedures for recycled materials
in city offices.
Biobased Products Preferred Procurement Program--2002
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 provided
for development of a preferred procurement program for biobased
products under which federal agencies are required to purchase
13101: Greening the Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling
and Federal Acquisition--1998
This executive order is designed to improve the Federal Government's
use of recycled products and environmentally preferable products
City Recycling Ordinance--Phoenix,
Mandates preferential purchasing procedures for recycled products
and encourages procedures designed to reduce waste in city offices.
on Disposal of Recyclables--Durham, North Carolina;
An ordinance which makes it unlawful for residents, businesses
and industries to throw away steel cans, aluminum cans, glass
bottles and jars, newspaper, and corrugated cardboard. They
must be reused or recycled, instead.
and Multi-Family Recycling Ordinance--Austin, Texas
The City of Austin requires that all businesses with 100 employees
or more and multi-family properties with 100 units or more must
provide on-site recycling services.
Recycling Ordinance--Cambridge, Massachusetts; 1991
This ordinance requires owners or occupants of all buildings
in the city to separate all designated recyclable materials
from other refuse.
Separation-- Onondaga County, New York; 1990
This program, operated by the Onondaga County Resource Recovery
Agency, mandates recycling of plastic, metal, glass and gable-top
containers, corrugated cardboard, paper and paperboard. The
program has reduced community trash generation by more than
C&D Waste Diversion Documents--California
The California Integrated Waste Management Board provides sample
documents (ordinances, contract language, and permit conditions)
and links to programs used by California cities or counties
to encourage the diversion of C&D materials from landfills.
Construction Site Solid
Waste and Recycling Collection--Portland, Oregon; 1996
Mandates recycling of construction site waste for any building
project with a total job cost over $25,000 as well as requiring
recycling programs for businesses and multifamily dwellings.
and Demolition Debris Model Ordinance--Alameda County,
This model city ordinance addresses the diversion of construction
and demolition debris from landfills as part of a strategy to
comply with the California Waste Management Act of 1989, which
requiree that each local jurisdiction in the state divert 50%
of discarded materials.
Recycling Ordinance--Passaic County, New Jersey; 1989
This model was developed to aid local officials comply with
the 1987 New Jersey Statewide Mandatory Source Separation and
Recycling Act. It requires source separation and recycling for
glass, aluminum, newspaper, yard waste, cardboard and office
Integrated Waste Management
Program and Recycling Policy--San Jose, California;
Describes San Jose's programs to encourage sustainable uses
This monthly publication from Raymond Communications reports
on recycling laws in all U.S. states, as well as tracking legislation
in process. Issues covered include packaging mandates, green
labeling, electronics recovery, ISO 14000, and an annual survey
of state recycling managers.
Last updated: February 20, 2004
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