Senate Bill No. 20
(By Senator Unger)
[Introduced January 12, 2011; referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §22-15A-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to setting recycling goals; conducting a one-time study to determine the recycling rate in West Virginia; requiring the submission of recycling data; and initiating a one-time award program to recognize certain recycling leaders.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §22-15A-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 15A. THE A. JAMES MANCHIN REHABILITATION ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PLAN.
§22-15A-16. Recycling goals.
(a) By January 1, two thousand ten 2015, it is the goal of this state to reduce the disposal of municipal solid waste by recycle fifty percent of the amount of per capita solid waste generated. disposed of in 1991
(b) In an effort to determine the status of the recycling goals, the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board shall conduct a one-time study to determine the recycling rate of each county and the state. The study shall be conducted for the waste stream disposed and recycled in the calendar year 2012 and reported to each county and regional solid waste authority, the Legislature and the Governor by June 30, 2013.
© In an effort to ensure accuracy, every municipality, county or regional solid waste authority, commercial waste hauler, commercial recycler, commercial business or institution shall submit recycling tonnage data sorted by material type to the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board for the calendar year 2012. Such data shall be reported before February 28, 2013.
(d) West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board shall initiate a one-time award program to recognize and honor one municipality, one county or regional solid waste authority, one commercial waste hauler, one commercial recycler, one commercial business and one institution with the highest recycling tonnages in their category.
(e) To aid in future recycling planning, every municipality, county or regional solid waste authority, commercial waste hauler and commercial recycler that collects recyclables in West Virginia shall submit annual recycling tonnage data sorted by material type from the previous calendar year to the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board before February 28 of each year beginning in 2014. The Solid Waste Management Board shall include this information in the next West Virginia Solid Waste Management Plan.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to set recycling goals, determine the status of recycling goals, conduct a study to determine the recycling rate in West Virginia, require the submission of recycling data and initiate a one-time recycling award program.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.