DC B23-0506 | 2019-2020 | 23rd Council


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Introduced on October 22 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-12-16 - Public Hearing Held
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


As introduced Bill 23-506 requires a plan for comprehensive organics site management and recycling infrastructure. Among other things it requires a uniform recycling labeling scheme, requires waste collectors to address contamination in recyclables and compostables and requires the Mayor to impose a surcharge on recycling disposed of at District transfer stations when they exceed a contamination threshold. It establishes additional standards regarding the use of compostable disposable food service ware such as requiring the use of reusable food service ware when providing food for consumption. It also establishes a reuse and donation program to reduce waste in landfills and incinerators.

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Zero Waste Omnibus Amendment Act Of 2019



2019-12-16CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2019-11-29CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2019-11-22CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2019-10-25CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B23-0506 Published in the DC Register
2019-10-22CouncilReferred to Committee on Transportation and the Environment
2019-10-22CouncilIntroduced in Committee of the Whole

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