Florida League of Cities

Comprehensive Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan (Support) – Failed 

SB 506 (Stewart) and HB 1427 (Casello) require the Department of Environmental Protection to develop a comprehensive waste reduction and recycling plan by July 2024, based on recommendations from the Department's 2020 75% Recycling Goal Final Report. The bills also require the Department to convene a technical assistance group to help develop the plan. The plan must include the following: recycling goals based on sustainable materials management and waste diversion; a 30-year plan to implement strategies relating to recycling education and outreach; local government recycling assistance; and recycling materials market development. The bills require the Department to submit a report and recommendations to the Legislature following completion of the plan. (O'Hara)