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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:

1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
To employ District government procurement procedures to develop market demand for recovered resources, with special emphasis on maximum District government use of recycled paper.
5
To encourage public agencies, private organizations, and individuals to participate in the reclamation and recycling of resources from solid wastes.
6
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

Credits

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