BioCycle web exclusive: Florida trashes yard trimmings ban

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Courtesy of BioCycle Magazine

FLORIDA Governor Charlie Crist was lauded as a hero by that state’s organics recycling industry this past June when he vetoed legislation that would have allowed for disposal of yard trimmings in Class 1 landfills equipped to recover methane. Five months later — following an unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid for which Crist had switched from Republican to independent status — that veto was overturned by a newly-led state legislature along with seven other bills the lame-duck governor had vetoed.

The move took place in a three-hour special session November 16, after the House and Senate swore in 54 new members and named Sen. Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, and Rep. Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, Senate and House majority leader, respectively.

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