Massachusetts Has Fired the First Shot In the War on Waste

May 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;5/15/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 19, p52
Trade Publication
This article reports that Massachusetts is implementing a state-wide ban on the land-filling of most construction and demolition waste starting from July 1, 2006. As the U.S.'s first state-wide ban, the move is a strong one, designed to save limited landfill space and push recycling deeper into the economy. When this happens, waste finds its own way to a final resting place, and it is not always pretty or environmentally sound. Still, a unified state-wide plan makes more sense than regulating on a town or county level.


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