Oppose SB 366 Threatens Hazardous Waste & Recycling Centers
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Position: CGI opposes SB 366.  
CGI supports policies that build a more sustainable community, and opposes the ones that don't.
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1) On Jan. 25,  SB 366 passed out of the Senate Environmental Affairs Committee with a 6-3 vote.  Disappointingly, Sen. Scott Schneider, the only Hamilton County senator on the committee, voted for this bill in committee.  To view the archived video of the hearing, click here and select Jan. 25th, testimony for SB 366 begins at 16:40 min.

2) On Feb. 1, SB 366 cleared the Senate 37-13. All Hamilton County senators supported this bill.

3) SB 366 crossed over to the second chamber.

4) On Feb. 24, SB 366 passed out of the House Environmental Affairs Committee with a 7-5 vote.  Rep. Donna Schaibley is the only Hamilton County representative on this committee and voted for this bill. Rep. Schaibley's contact info:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 317-232-9863.

What's Next: SB 366 moves to the House floor.  Watch live online.

Take Action: Please ask your representative to "VOTE NO" on SB 366 to protect our Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Centers. Let him/her know why this is important to you and be sure to include your name and address.

About the bill: SB 366 lets counties eliminate its household hazardous waste and recycling centers, with no opportunity for public input. This article explains it well:  Counties may get power to eliminate waste management districts

CGI does not want to lose the Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Center even though Carmel has curbside recycling and a household hazardous waste center because the county facility accepts more items.  The Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Center accepts TVs, ewaste, appliances and tires, whereas the Carmel center does not.  CGI often refers residents with these types of items to the Hamilton County center.  CGI is also concerned about people who live in unincorporated areas and cities and towns without their own programs.

The Association of Solid Waste Districts was concerned about this bill.

Indiana Association of Solid Waste and Recycling supported this bill.

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