OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5146

AN ACT CONCERNING RECYCLING AND THE REDUCTION OF LITTER AT PUBLIC BALLFIELDS.

SUMMARY:

This bill specifically adds ballfields to the list of common gathering venues that must, under certain circumstances, provide for recycling receptacles.

By law, recycling receptacles must be available in any area or building, or portion of it, that (1) is open to the public, (2) may have designated recyclable items sold or given away when the public is there, and (3) provides for solid waste collection. Current law applies the requirement, but does not limit it, to any:

1. building with facilities or shelter for public assembly;

2. inn, hotel, motel, sports arena, supermarket, transportation terminal, retail store, restaurant, or other commercial establishment providing services or retailing merchandise; or

3. museum, hospital, auditorium, movie theater, or university building.

The recycling receptacles must be publicly accessible and at the same locations as trash receptacles.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2016

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

29

Nay

0

(02/24/2016)