The 2013 Landfill Ban
|Bill Number and Name||HB 945 / SB 941 Bill text|
|Types of Packaging Covered||Aluminum cans, plastic bottles|
|Summary||Bans disposal of aluminum cans and plastic bottles in landfills|
|Fees / Taxes||None|
This bill prohibits people from knowingly disposing of aluminum cans and recyclable plastic bottles (defined as plastic bottles with a neck smaller than the body of the container) in landfills.
It does permit "accidental" disposal of "small amounts" of these materials, and also makes allowances for those municipalities to whom prohibiting disposal would prove an "economic hardship."
February 4, 2013: Senate Bill Introduced
February 6, 2013: House Bill Introduced, Senate bill referred to E,A&NR Comm.
February 7, 2013: House Bill Referred to Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee