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This ordinance outlines the requirements for city compost collection. It provides guidelines for vendors concerning acceptable compost and recyclables hauling practices. It creates special zones within municipal limits for the disposal of compostable matter as well as an equitable and manageable schedule of compost collection.
This ordinance mandates minimum blends of biodiesel and ethanol in petroleum-based fuels sold in Portland and requires city-owned vehicles to maximize use of renewable fuels.
This ordinance makes it unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to propagate, cultivate, raise, or grow genetically modified organisms in Mendocino County.
This ordinance bans the use of single use plastic bags by retail stores in the city. Paper bags may be used, but they must contain a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled paper fiber and the customer will be charged a fee for their use.
This ordinance prohibits stores from providing single use plastic carryout bags to customers. The ordinance specifies that stores can only offer recyclable paper carryout bags for a 10 cent charge to the customer. Furthermore, stores must report monthly the number of recyclable bags sold to customers, the monies generated from such sales, and any efforts the store has undertaken to promote the use of reusable bags.
An ordinance encouraging government entities to purchase locally grown food by providing local producers a bid preference depending on whether the producer is local, sustainable, or a combination of both.
This ordinance establishes a source separated recycling system for voluntary use by private citizens in the community and does not impose a fee or cost on individuals who chose to use this service. This ordinance provides funds for the distribution of source separation materials and information to individuals. This ordinance also requires commercial businesses to source separate their waste. Lastly, this ordinance grants jurisdictional authority to county and municipal law enforcement agents and describes penalties associated with violations of this ordinance.
This ordinance amends trash collection in Los Angeles by creating 11 exclusive franchise zones and requiring bidding haulers to abide by environmental, worker, and service standards: haulers must provide recycling services, use clean-burning vehicles, have waste processing facilities certified every 5 years, comply with existing city living wage and responsible contractor provisions, demonstrate labor peace, and protect whistleblowers. The ordinance further commits the city to diverting from landfills 90% of the solid waste generated in the city by 2025 and becoming a zero waste city by 2030.
This policy brief discusses a system of public disclosure of a building\\\'s ENERGY STAR performance score, which rates a buildings energy efficiency based on utility bills, in order to motivate building owners to invest in energy efficient technologies. The brief asserts that public disclosure of these scores would lead to investment in clean energy technologies, create jobs, and increase energy efficiency.
This ordinance amends the Downtown and Urban Districts section of the Madison zoning code. The ordinance establishes design standards; establishes building material standards and use; lists all permitted and conditional uses, including allowing community and market gardening, and farmers market; establishes certain standards and procedures for the downtown core district, including design review and alterations to approved designs; and establishes standards and uses for zoning districts.