Peidmont May Meet Garbage Goal

City of Piedmon will probably meet state goal due to success of its curbside recycling and green waste programs.

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August 10, 2000, 8:00 AM PDT

By California 2000


Created by a 1989 bill passed by the California Legislature,the California Integrated Waste Management Act mandated that alljurisdictions reduce their waste that goes to landfills by 50% by 2000and also created commercial recycling and residential curbside pickups.The city of Piedmont will probably meet that goal due to the success ofits curbside recycling and green waste programs. The recycling ofconstruction and demolition debris along with food waste would take thecity a step further in its program, officials state. Other cities thathave not met the goal may face fines of $10,000 per day unless they candemonstrate they are working toward the goal. Alameda county voters tookthe program a step further by passing Measure D in 1990, which calls forthe diversion of 75% of the county's landfill by 2010.

Thanks to California 2000 Project

Friday, August 4, 2000 in Contra Costa Times-Walnut Creek

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