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   (A)   Recycling solid waste shall be a fundamental goal of the city Solid Waste Department (“Department”).
   (B)   Beginning in fiscal year 1991 and thereafter city-wide recycling shall be included in and planned for in the Department's budget. In fiscal year 1992 and thereafter the Department shall use its best efforts to recycle at least 25% of the solid waste collected by the Department.
   (C)   In fiscal year 1991, the Department shall solicit and encourage increased commercial recycling in which local businesses separate recyclables and the Department provides transport. The Department shall continue and expand its assistance to neighborhood association and other community recycling programs. The Department shall forward to the Council monthly summaries of its recycling activities, including percentages of materials recycled.
   (D)   The Solid Waste Recycling Advisory Committee (“Committee”) shall recommend a long-term solid waste disposal plan by March 1, 1991 under which at least 25% of the solid waste collected by the Department is recycled.
   (E)   The Committee shall hold at least three public hearings for the purpose of obtaining public input on this matter. The Department shall present its plan for recycling to the Committee.
   (F)   The Administration and the Committee shall consider a recycling goal of 25% or more in order to reduce transportation and landfill costs and promote economic development through the following recycling related activities:
      (1)   Materials recovery facilities.
      (2)   Curbside residential separation of recyclables.
      (3)   Commercial source separation of recyclables.
      (4)   Creation of an organic waste facility.
      (5)   Involvement of the private sector in providing some or all of the functions required for recycling.
      (6)   Incentives for businesses involved in processing recyclables or using recyclables.
      (7)   Special neighborhood recycling programs.
      (8)   Transfer stations.
      (9)   Convenience centers.
      (10)   Concerns of residents of the greater metropolitan area.
      (11)   Such other matters as are appropriate to the policy set out in this section.
      (12)   Incentives for household sorting of recyclables.
   (G)   The Administration is directed to seek applicable permits to allow processing and recycling of construction and demolition waste at the Cerro Colorado Landfill.
(Res. 97-1990, approved 6-26-90; Am. Res. 49-2000, approved 5-4-00)