GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2005

 

 

SESSION LAW 2005-348

HOUSE BILL 1518

 

 

AN ACT to require holders of certain Abc permits to recycle all recyclable containers of all beverages sold at retail on the premises AND TO PROHIBIT THE DISPOSAL OF THOSE CONTAINERS IN LANDFILLS OR BY INCINERATION.

 

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

 

SECTION 1.  Article 10 of Chapter 18B of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

" 18B-1006.1.  Additional requirement for certain permittees to recycle beverage containers.

Holders of on-premises malt beverage permits, on-premises unfortified wine permits, on-premises fortified wine permits, and mixed beverages permits shall separate, store, and provide for the collection for recycling of all recyclable beverage containers of all beverages sold at retail on the premises. A permittee has satisfied the requirements of this subsection if it implements a recycling program that meets the minimum standards of the model recycling program developed by the Commission pursuant to G.S. 130A-309.14(m)."

SECTION 2.  G.S. 130A-309.14 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:

"(m)     The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, with the assistance of the Department, shall develop a model recycling program for holders of on-premises malt beverage permits, on-premises unfortified wine permits, on-premises fortified wine permits, and mixed beverages permits under G.S. 18B-1001 that are required to recycle beverage containers under G.S. 18B-1006.1. The model program shall provide for the separation, storage, and collection for recycling of all beverage containers that are required to be recycled under G.S. 18B-1006.1 and shall provide alternatives that reflect variations in local circumstances across the State. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission may adopt rules to comply with this section."

SECTION 3.  Subsections (f) and (f1) of G.S. 130A-309.10 read as rewritten:

"(f)      No person shall knowingly dispose of the following solid wastes in landfills:

(1)       Repealed by Session Laws 1991, c. 375, s. 1.

(2)       Used oil.

(3)       Yard trash, except in landfills approved for the disposal of yard trash under rules adopted by the Commission. Yard trash that is source separated from solid waste may be accepted at a solid waste disposal area where the area provides and maintains separate yard trash composting facilities.

(4)       White goods.

(5)       Antifreeze (ethylene glycol).

(6)       Aluminum cans.

(7)       Whole scrap tires, as provided in G.S. 130A-309.58(b). The prohibition against landfilling The prohibition of the disposal of whole scrap tires in landfills applies to all whole pneumatic rubber coverings, but does not apply to whole solid rubber coverings.

(8)       Lead-acid batteries, as provided in G.S. 130A-309.70.

(9)       Beverage containers that are required to be recycled under G.S. 18B-1006.1.

(f1)     No person shall knowingly dispose of the following solid wastes by incineration in an incinerator for which a permit is required under this Article:

(1)       Antifreeze (ethylene glycol) used solely in motor vehicles.

(2)       Aluminum cans.

(3)       Repealed by Session Laws 1995 (Regular Session, 1996), c. 594, s. 17.

(4)       White goods.

(5)       Lead-acid batteries, as provided in G.S. 130A-309.70.

(6)       Beverage containers that are required to be recycled under G.S. 18B-1006.1."

SECTION 4.  This act becomes effective January 1, 2008.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 23rd day of August, 2005.

 

 

                                                                    s/ Beverly E. Perdue

                                                                         President of the Senate

 

 

                                                                    s/ James B. Black

                                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives

 

 

                                                                    s/ Michael F. Easley

                                                                         Governor

 

 

Approved 1:26 p.m. this 7th day of September, 2005