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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 80 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 80

(By Delegates Morgan, Stephens, Argento, Butcher, Givens, Hall, Hartman, Hatfield, Manypenny, Martin, D. Poling, Ross, Skaff, Staggers, Swartzmiller, Talbott, Azinger, Cowles, McGeehan, C. Miller, and Porter)


[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization;

April 6, 2009.]

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study a "Pay As You Throw" system for waste management fees.

Whereas, A typical person produces about one thousand four hundred eighty pounds of waste a year, about sixty percent of which is at the residence while about forty percent comes from commercial establishments; and
Whereas, Typical "Pay As You Throw" programs reduce the nonrecyclable residential trash to about five hundred pounds per year per person, which provides about forty-four percent reduction in residential trash taken to the landfill; and
Whereas, The forty-four percent reduction goes mostly into recycling, and including organic waste recycling could reduce residential trash taken to the landfill to near seventy-five percent; and
Whereas, An organic recycling facility, which would take yard waste and kitchen waste and turn the materials into either mulch or compost, would also reduce the amount of residential trash; and
Whereas, Typical "Pay As You Throw" disposal costs for bags and curbside collection, along with enhanced recycling programs, could greatly reduce the amount that families are currently paying for waste disposal; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study "Pay As You Throw" system for waste management fees; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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