Fund the Maine Solid Waste Diversion Grant Program and To Phase Out Certain Containers from the Bottle Redemption Laws

Last updated: Jun 12, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Miscellaneous
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Wayne Parry, House 140
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 683



UPDATE: This bill was voted Ought Not to Pass in committee


This bill phases out beverage containers 46 ounces and greater in capacity from the bottle redemption laws beginning December 1, 2017. It ends the liability of redemption centers and dealers to consumers for deposits January 1, 2018 and the liability of manufacturers and distributors February 1, 2019. The bill requires manufacturers of certain refillable containers and distributors of certain nonrefillable containers to pay a fee, beginning December 1, 2017 and ending December 1, 2022, at the rate of $0.005 per beverage container delivered for sale or distribution during any month. All of the revenue from the fee is deposited into the Maine Solid Waste Management Fund for use by the Maine Solid Waste Diversion Grant Program.