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Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 13:48:07 -0400 (EDT) From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman) Subject: Re: Mandatory laws (Julie Schultz)
June 17, 1999
Dear Julie Schultz,
It's unclear as to what you're asking. Only a handful of states and cities have mandatory recycling laws, chiefly instituted when state recycling goals were promulgated, out of a social conscience issue, or when the new landfill restrictions making expensive upgrades or closure of many small or near-death landfills necessary.
There is no federal requirement that residents recycle. The only federal mandate applies to the federal government only, having to do with procurement of recycled-content products.
Examples of mandatory programs: San Diego, CA; Milford, MA; New York City; , the States of Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, most town in Maine.
If this is not what you were asking, please clarify.
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