- Within 1 year from July 25, 1987, the Mayor of the District of Columbia ("Mayor") shall submit to the Council of the District of Columbia ("Council") a comprehensive plan for a District of Columbia ("District") multi-material recycling system for the purpose of recovering energy and other resources from discarded materials and solid waste and for distributing reusable organic compounds for public use.
- Before submitting the comprehensive plan to the Council, the Mayor shall:
- Hold a public hearing to receive public comments on the proposed comprehensive plan; and
- Consult with the Council, the Litter and Solid Waste Reduction Commission established pursuant to § 3-1001, the Hazardous Materials Study Commission established pursuant to § 8-1201, and other interested parties.
- The comprehensive plan submitted to the Council by the Mayor shall include:
- A technical and economic description of the level of performance and results that can be attained from an effective multi-material recycling program and solid waste resource recovery facility;
- Detailed methods for the collection, transportation, separation, and reduction of discarded materials, household hazardous waste, and solid waste;
- Guidelines for the implementation of an office waste paper recycling program for District government office buildings, District-based educational facilities, and private corporations;
- Information regarding the alternative management of garbage disposal and resource recovery;
- Information regarding an adequate location, design, and construction site for a facility associated with the conversion of solid waste to energy;
- Information regarding regional, geographic, demographic, and environmental factors;
- Information regarding public health and safety considerations and applicable federal regulations;
- Guidelines for the distribution of reusable organic compounds, such as mulch, at convenient distribution centers throughout the District for use by its residents for gardening, landscaping, and other similar purposes; and
- A description of a public information campaign and community outreach program to be targeted to District residents and visitors regarding the importance of the District's multi-material recycling system and the public's role in this system.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 6-3202.
Legislative History of Laws
For legislative history of D.C. Law 7-19, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 8-1101.
References in Text
"Section 8-1201," referred to in (b)(2), was repealed by § 7 of D.C. Law 7-190, effective March 16, 1989.
DC CODE § 8-1102
Current through December 11, 2012
(July 25, 1987, D.C. Law 7-19, § 3, 34 DCR 3810.)