PA Act 101

Pennsylvania Act 101, also known as the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling, and Waste Reduction Act of 1988, encompasses many issues. It is a mandate for curbside recycling in the Commonwealth's larger communities that makes it most noteworthy. The law provides for extensive grant funding to establish programs, provide for education outreach, and offer incentives for the marketing of recyclables. The Act also required counties to plan for long term waste disposal capacity. While Act 101 is the most far reaching legislation, it is not the only law impacting waste issues in Pennsylvania.

Recycling legislation pertinent to the Recycling Industry in Pennsylvania:

Act 2
Lands Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act. Passed in 1995 to address the reuse of industrial and commercial lands.
Act 57
Legislation affecting the 902 grant section of Act 101

Act 93

Infectious and Chemotherapeutic Waste Disposal Act. Passed in 1988 to address the disposal of infectious and chemotherapeutic wastes.
Act 97
The Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act of 1980.
Act 101
The Pennsylvania Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988.
Act 108
Hazardous Site Cleanup Act. Provides for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites.
Act 155
Waste Tire Recycling Act/Small Business and Household Pollution Prevention Program Act. Passed in 1996 to address the waste tire and household hazardous waste disposal problems.
Act 198
Pennsylvania Solid Waste Resource Recovery Development Act. Promotes development and construction of solid waste disposal/processing and resource recovery systems.

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** Information on Act 101 , as well as the .pdf link to Act 101,
have been provided by the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP). **

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