|Posted:||February 3, 2017 10:28 AM|
|From:||Representative Jack Rader, Jr.|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||LEAF RECYCLING PROGRAMS|
|In the near future I will be reintroducing House Bill 1533, legislation that relaxes the mandate on municipalities to have curbside leaf pick up programs. Currently, the Municipalities Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act mandates that all municipalities that have a population greater than 10,000 people or more than 5,000 people with a population density of more than 300 people per square mile must provide curbside leaf pick up to their residents.
However, the equipment needed to provide this service is extremely expensive and in some rural areas of Pennsylvania impractical. Therefore, my legislation will allow municipalities with a population greater than 5,000 that have a population density of less than 500 people per square mile to be exempt from establishing a leaf waste collection program provided they have enacted an ordinance banning the burning of leaves.
Please join me cosponsoring this important piece of legislation.
Introduced as HB927