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File #: 2020-0243    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 1/26/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to construction and demolition waste; authorizing the executive to enter into agreements for the disposition of construction and demolition waste generated within the county's jurisdiction; amending Ordinance 8891, Section 3, as amended and K.C.C. 10.04.020, and Ordinance 10916, Section 4, as amended and K.C.C. 10.30.020, and Ordinance 10916, Section 6, as amended and K.C.C. 10.30.040 and prescribing penalties.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott
Indexes: Solid Waste
Code sections: 10.04.020 - , 10.30.020 - ., 10.30.040 - .
Attachments: 1. A. Designated Facility Agreement, 2. 2020-0243 transmittal letter, 3. 2020-0243 Fiscal Note, 4. 2020-0243 Legislative Review Form
Drafter
Clerk 07/08/2020
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AN ORDINANCE relating to construction and demolition waste; authorizing the executive to enter into agreements for the disposition of construction and demolition waste generated within the county's jurisdiction; amending Ordinance 8891, Section 3, as amended and K.C.C. 10.04.020, and Ordinance 10916, Section 4, as amended and K.C.C. 10.30.020, and Ordinance 10916, Section 6, as amended and K.C.C. 10.30.040 and prescribing penalties.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Ordinance 18166, enacted in 2015, authorized the solid waste division of the department of natural resources and parks to enter into agreements with privately-owned construction and demolition ("C&D") receiving facilities that establish minimum recycling requirements for C&D material.
2. Ordinance 18166 provided groundwork for expanding the number of facilities that recycle C&D waste generated in King County from one to eight locations thereby increasing the C&D recycling rate.
3. While the recycling efforts are trending in a positive manner, significant amounts of readily recyclable materials are still being disposed of at landfills. The privately owned C&D transfer stations are working with the solid waste division to reduce the amount of recyclable materials that are disposed of, and have identified the need for generators, handlers and collectors of C&D waste to share responsibility in managing C&D waste to maximize recovery of readily recyclable materials. This ordinance thereby adds a requirement for generators, handlers and collectors of C&D to manage in a manner to maximize recovery of readily recyclable C&D materials.
4. Additionally, this ordinance authorizes direct disposal of C&D waste at an intermodal facility or landfill and approves a new form of the agreement, which is Attachment A to this ordinance, for use with receiving facilities, including intermodal facilities and landfills. The new agreement and this ordinance specify the projects that qualify...

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