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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 588         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 941


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



James B. Eldridge


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act increasing recycling by landlords and tenants.






James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Eileen M. Donoghue

First Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 588        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 941

By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 941) of James B. Eldridge, Eileen M. Donoghue, Denise Andrews, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase recycling by landlords and tenants.  Municipalities and Regional Government. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 1022 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act increasing recycling by landlords and tenants.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1. Section 8H of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the second paragraph the following paragraph:—

              Any recycling program established pursuant to this section shall require all owners of an apartment building having three or more units and any condominium association consisting of three or more units to provide the means and materials necessary to allow tenants or owners in those units to recycle any type of solid waste including but not limited to paper, glass, metal, rubber, plastics, used tires and compostable waste in the manner determined by the city, town, or district recycling program established pursuant to this section.

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