Florida Senate - 2010 SB 1052
By Senator Gaetz
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to solid waste disposal; amending s.
3 403.708, F.S.; authorizing the disposal of yard trash
4 at a Class I landfill if the landfill has a system for
5 collecting landfill gas and arranges for the reuse of
6 the gas; providing an effective date.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10 Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (12) of section
11 403.708, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
12 403.708 Prohibition; penalty.—
13 (12) A person who knows or should know of the nature of the
14 following types of solid waste may not dispose of such solid
15 waste in landfills:
16 (c) Yard trash in lined landfills classified by department
17 rule as Class I landfills, unless the landfill uses an active
18 gas-collection system to collect landfill gas generated at the
19 disposal facility and provides or arranges for a beneficial
20 reuse of the gas. Yard trash that is source separated from solid
21 waste may be accepted at a solid waste disposal area where
22 separate yard trash composting facilities are provided and
23 maintained. The department recognizes that incidental amounts of
24 yard trash may be disposed of in Class I landfills. In any
25 enforcement action taken pursuant to this paragraph, the
26 department shall consider the difficulty of removing incidental
27 amounts of yard trash from a mixed solid waste stream.
28 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.