LD 1639 - An Act to Protect the Health and Welfare of Maine Communities and Reduce Harmful Solid Waste
This bill amends the definition of "waste generated within the State" to limit the amount of the residue that may be disposed of by an incineration, recycling and processing facility at a solid waste landfill in the State to the weight of the solid waste initially generated in the State by that facility during its annual reporting period. The bill eliminates the provisions of the law regarding recycling and source reduction requirements for solid waste processing facilities that were in operation during calendar year 2018 and that accept exclusively construction and demolition debris. It adds environmental justice to the public benefit determination standards for solid waste disposal facilities.
Referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
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