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S.307

Introduced by   Senator Miller of Chittenden District, Senator Carris of Rutland District and Senator Condos of Chittenden District

Referred to Committee on

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Subject:  Conservation; beverage container redemption

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to amend the state’s bottle bill to require the operators of certified redemption centers to participate in a container commingling program.  It also proposes to require beverage container manufacturers or distributors to pay an additional one-half cent per container, for a total of four cents, for returned containers that are not commingled.

AN ACT RELATING TO REQUIRING BEVERAGE CONTAINER MANUFACTURERS TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL ONE-HALF CENT PER CONTAINER TO RETAILERS WHO DO NOT COMMINGLE CONTAINERS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 1522(b) is amended to read:

(b)  A retailer or a person operating a redemption center who redeems beverage containers shall be reimbursed by the manufacturer or distributor of such beverage containers in an amount which is at least three and one-half cents per container for containers that are part of a commingling program and which is at least four cents per container for containers that are not part of a commingling program.  Operators of certified redemption centers shall participate in a commingling program.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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