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Section: Use of leaf composting, vegetative waste composting facilities or recycling center

Statute: 13:1E-99.21

a. After April 20, 1989, all leaves collected by a municipality pursuant to the provisions of section 14 of P.L.1987, c.102 (C.13:1E-99.22) shall be transported to a leaf composting facility, vegetative waste composting facility or recycling center authorized or approved by the department. Each district recycling plan shall identify the leaf composting facility, vegetative waste composting facility or recycling center to be utilized by each municipality within the county. Any two or more counties may negotiate an interdistrict agreement for the development or use of a regional leaf composting facility, vegetative waste composting facility or recycling center. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 18 of P.L.1975, c.326 (C.13:1E-27) or any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the Board of Public Utilities shall not have jurisdiction over, or otherwise regulate the tariffs or return of, a leaf composting facility, vegetative waste composting facility or recycling center authorized or approved by the department. b. No solid waste facility in this State, other than a leaf composting facility, vegetative waste composting facility or recycling center, shall accept for final disposal truckloads containing leaves at any time, except that leaves source separated from solid waste may be accepted by a sanitary landfill facility in those instances where the facility has provided and maintains for that purpose separate leaf composting facilities, and the composted leaves are utilized as part of the final vegetative cover for the landfill, or for other uses as a soil conditioning material. c. No person shall transport leaves to an out-of-State facility except in those instances where the out-of-State facility is designed and operated for the purpose of accepting leaves for recycling and the facility is designated in the district recycling plan required pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1987, c.102 (C.13:1E-99.13). L.1987,c.102,s.13; amended 1989,c.151,s.2.

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