Recycling reporting, state goal, and study.

Authors: Representative David Wolkins

Co-authors: Representative Sue Errington, Representative Jack Lutz, Representative Robert Morris, Representative Matt Pierce, Representative Randall Frye, Representative Dan Forestal

Sponsors: Senator Ed Charbonneau, Senator Mark Stoops, Senator Douglas Eckerty

Co-Sponsors: Senator Lonnie Randolph


Requires every recycler that recycles materials generated by two or more persons to report to the commissioner of the department of environmental management (commissioner) on the recycling activities conducted by the recycler. Allows a recycler the option of reporting annually or quarterly. Allows certain persons who are not subject to the reporting requirement, including those who recycle materials other than municipal waste, to report voluntarily. Requires the commissioner to post on the department's Internet web site a uniform recycling activity report form to be used in making the recycling activity reports. Requires the commissioner to submit an annual written report summarizing the information obtained through the recycling activity reports submitted to the commissioner. Establishes a state goal of recycling at least 50% of all municipal waste. Urges the legislative council to assign to the appropriate study committee, for the 2014 interim period, the task of producing a written report setting forth the committee's analysis of a number of recycling-related subjects.