Waste Diversion and Recycling Task Force; DEQ to establish. (HJ116)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Department of Environmental Quality; Waste Diversion and Recycling Task Force; report. Requests the Department of Environmental Quality to establish a Waste Diversion and Recycling Task Force to study ways to increase waste diversion and recycling. The resolution requests that the Department work with stakeholders to develop recommendations to reduce waste at the source such as composting and recycling of organic material. It also requests that the Department study potential improvements in the goals and efficiency of the grant program funded by the Litter Control and Recycling Fund, which under current law is used to fund local litter prevention, recycling grants to localities, and statewide and regional litter prevention and recycling educational program grants. The Department shall (i) study methods of improving recycling, reducing waste, and diverting waste from landfills, (ii) develop recommendations to reduce waste at the source, such as composting and recycling of organic material, and (iii) consider whether current recycling rates required by Virginia law should be increased and whether state policy should be changed to give landfills a greater role in the management of organic material. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104733D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
01/27/2020Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/03/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (4-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2020Reported from Rules with amendments (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ42.