In 2008, the Florida Legislature enacted House Bill 7135 which created Section 403.7032, Florida Statutes.
This established a new statewide recycling goal of 75% to be achieved by the year 2020. Also, the statute
directed DEP to develop a program designed to achieve this goal and submit it to the Legislature for approval.
DEP submitted its
75% Recycling Goal Report
in January 2010.
House Bill 7243:
The Legislature passed this bill in 2010. It addressed several of the issues discussed in DEP's
75% Recycling Goal Report.
Here are some DEP rules related to recycling. House Bill 7243 requires some revisions to these rules.
Florida Statutes regarding recycling:
In addition to the 75% recycling goal, there are some other statutes that affect, either directly or indirectly, the implementation
of that goal.
DEP recycling main page:
Links to recycling data sources and programs.
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