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The DC Code: § 8-1002 Purposes.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)

In enacting this subchapter, the Council supports the following purposes:

To increase the life expectancy of the Interstate 95 Landfill and decrease the need for future expansion of alternative refuse disposal facilities through a comprehensive program of solid waste stream reduction.
To develop alternative methods of recovering resources from solid waste, recommend uses for the recovered resources, and determine the impact of the distribution of the resources in existing markets.
To identify methods of collection, reduction, and separation that will promote more efficient use of solid waste disposal facilities and contribute to more effective programs for the reuse of solid waste.
To employ District government procurement procedures to develop market demand for recovered resources, with special emphasis on maximum District government use of recycled paper.
To encourage public agencies, private organizations, and individuals to participate in the reclamation and recycling of resources from solid wastes.
To promote policies of energy conservation, environmental protection, economic productivity, and cost-effectiveness in the District.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-3402. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 7-226, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 8-1001. DC CODE § 8-1002 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 16, 1989, D.C. Law 7-226, § 3, 36 DCR 595.)