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Senate Bill No. 1031

Public Act No. 03-65

AN ACT CONCERNING THE BENEFICIAL REUSE OF GLASS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 22a-208z of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) As used in this section, "crushed recycled glass" means glass food or beverage containers and less than five per cent, by volume, of plastic, metal, paper or other solid waste that (1) have been combined by processing source-separated recyclable solid waste at an intermediate processing facility; (2) cannot be marketed as a cullet for remelt; (3) have components that measure not greater than three eights of an inch in diameter; and (4) are virtually inert and poses neither a pollution threat to ground or surface waters nor a fire hazard.

(b) An owner or operator of a solid waste facility, as defined in section 22a-207, may use crushed recycled glass as cover material, as defined in the regulations adopted pursuant to section 22a-209.

(c) A person may use crushed recycled glass as fill material, including, but not limited to, aggregate for asphalt or concrete or any other subgrade construction application which such glass would serve as a substitute for sand or stone aggregate, provided such glass would not constitute greater than ten per cent, by volume, of clean fill, as defined in the regulations adopted pursuant to section 22a-209.

Approved June 3, 2003