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January 17, 2008
State to businesses: It's time to follow recycling rules
Rhode Island businesses recycle just about three percent of their waste, according the state Department of Environmental Management, yet they’re responsible for about 60 percent of the waste currently in the landfill.
The DEM has announced a renewed push to enforce its commercial recycling regulations, beginning with the Feb. 15 launch of an online program that will allow businesses to report their waste and recycling efforts.
The program will also help businesses develop programs that will maximize waste recycling.
Businesses will have one year to come into compliance before the department begins enforcing the recycling regulations.
In the second phase of the program, the DEM will work with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to educate businesses and help them come into compliance.
Read the recycling statutes here, or find all DEM regulations here.
-- projo.com staff writer Brandie M. Jefferson
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