Thursday, October 15, 2015

Recycling programs could benefit from Pa. landfill tax bill

A tipping fee on material dumped at solid waste landfills in Pennsylvania currently funds local
Rep. Garth D. Everett
recycling programs and the state's popular Growing Greener Fund.  

Republican Rep. Garth Everett of Muncy wants to increase that funding and has introduced HB 1624 that would extend the 25-cents per three cubic yards tip fee to residual waste disposed of at residual waste landfills.

In a letter to his Houses colleagues, Everett said that, "In discussions with folks in the waste industry, I found no rationale for assessing these fees on one classification of landfills and not another."

Everett estimated that his legislation
could yield nearly an additional $1 million for recycling programs and $1.6 million for Growing Greener.

The bill was referred yesterday to the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

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