The industry-focused Waste Dive suggests that Georgia lawmakers may be planning to raise waste disposal fees that privately owned waste disposal facilities pay to local governments too much. Senate Bill 385, which has passed the Senate and is awaiting action in the House, would raise the disposal fee from $1 per ton, as it was set in 1992, to $3 a ton. The report says the proposed fee exceeds inflation by $1.20, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator. The National Waste and Recycling Association opposes the bill in the form that passed the state Senate but is actively working with the bill's sponsors to resolve what the organization sees as "outstanding issues," the article states.
Conservation measure marks lawmaker's first bill