HB 413 Signed into Law
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3207
CONCORD – On Tuesday, HB 413 was signed into law. HB 413 establishes a solid waste working group on solid waste management planning, relative to compost, and establishing a statewide solid waste disposal reduction goal.
Co-sponsor Senator David Watters (D-Dover) issued the following statement:
“I am very pleased that HB 413 has been signed into law, which includes my legislation on the solid waste 10-year plan. Significantly, this legislation re-frames and updates the state’s current waste reduction goals and requires more innovative action by the state to mitigate our solid waste problem. This updated vision for the solid waste reduction plan will reduce the quantity of solid waste disposed in landfills and incinerators by 25% by 2030, and by 45% by 2050. By updating and reaffirming our commitment to progress, we can begin to meaningfully address the solid waste situation in New Hampshire. Under this legislation, the Department of Environmental Services will update the state’s solid waste plan, which will be made publicly available, and will include goals, strategies, and actions to reduce solid waste generation and to increase diversion through methods such as reuse, recycling and composting, and to achieve the state’s solid waste disposal reduction goal. I look forward to working with stakeholders moving forward to make these goals a reality.”