State Senate to Hold Special Solid Waste Committee July 10&11

by TN Press Release Center on July 9, 2012

Press release from Bring Urban Recycling to Nashville Today

On Tuesday 10 July at 1:30 pm and Wednesday 11 July at 9 am, the Senate Energy and Environment Committee will hold a Special Legislative Committee on Solid Waste and Diversion of waste from landfills in Room 12/14 of the Legislative Plaza. A wide range of witnesses will testify including managers from Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), environmental group BURNT, green recycling busiensses, UT Knoxville, and Southeast Recycling development Council. [complete speakers below]

The Public is invited to attend and make comments on Wednesday morning. The hearing will be live streamed on General Assembly television [see below]

Bruce Wood of BURNT, a scheduled speaker, said “the Committee is looking at how to divert solid waste from landfills by managing it as a raw material for jobs and business. This is a big step–Tennessee needs jobs and we have to stop creating bad landfills”

Wood pointed to the Jackson A-1 Construction Waste Landfill and Camden EWS Landfill as particulalry bad land uses which are not needed [see attached]

For further information Louden Gee, Research Analyst, Senate and Environment Committee loudene.gee@capitol.tn.gov;

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Official Tennessee Legislature Hearing on Solid Waste–10–11 July

7 July 2012

The Tennessee Senate Energy and Environment Solid Waste Subcomittee will hold a special hearing on diverting waste from landfills through recycling and composting Tuesday, 10 July 2012 at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday 11 July at 9:00 a.m. in Room 12/14 of the Legislative Plaza [enter opposite main entrance of TPAC].

Citizens have helped our political leaders understand landfills. Recycling and composting create jobs. Write to the leadership below and copy your local officials [please blind copy BURNT]

 

AGENDA

Tuesday 10 July 1:30 pm

—Two TDEC Managers

—Bruce Wood, BURNT

—Edward Wansing, The Compost Company

—Bobby Bandy, EarthSavers

 

Wednesday 11 July 9 am

—Dr. Paul Jennings, University of Tennessee Center for industrial Services

—Will Sager, Southeastern Recycling

—PUBLIC COMMENT

 

YOU CAN WATCH THIS LIVE ON YOUR INTERNET! –learn about how we can reform Tennessee solid waste GO TO http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/

; July 7, 2012:

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