|Posted:||December 4, 2020 02:31 PM|
|From:||Senator Scott Martin|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Increasing Weight Limits for Municipally Hauled Solid Waste|
|In the near future, I intend to reintroduce Senate Bill 1306, which will increase the maximum allowable weight for transporting municipal trash hauled by municipalities.
To illustrate how this legislation could impact a community, currently, the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) transports approximately 410,000 tons of solid waste a year by making roughly 19,500 trips from their transfer station.
Should the weight limit be increased from 80,000 to 95,000 pounds, LCSWMA could reduce the number of trips by approximately 4,300 or 22 percent. Making 22 percent fewer trips would:
Thank you for considering co-sponsoring this legislation.
Introduced as SB58