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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
By introducing new systems for managing trash, cities can move toward zero waste and capture a range of worker, community, and environmental benefits. In particular, through implementing sustainable recycling programs, local governments can utilize trash management systems to fight...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) California
Source Tellus Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
To increase California’s recycling rate from about 50 percent in 2012 to 75 percent by 2020, CalRecycle estimates that about 23 million tons of material that is currently being disposed must be recycled or composted. This report examines the job creation potential of recycling, and...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado
Source Boulder City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
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...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles County Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
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...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Diego City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy
This ordinance requires all San Diego residents, residential facilities, and commercial facilities that receive curbside recycling collection or solid waste collection services from the City to participate in the City's curbside recycling program. They are required to separate recyclable...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 1988
Level City or Town
State(s) Maine
Source Town Of Jay City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Health
The Jay Environmental Control and Improvement Ordinance is a comprehensive regulatory plan to protect and enhance the public health and environment of the Town of Jay and to prevent threats to health and the environment posed by the discharge of pollutants to air, water and land....

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