Recycling: Law Num. 411
- Law Num. 411 from the year 2000
- Municipalities must recruit a full-time Recycling Coordinator and assign a budget to the Recycling Office
- Requires the implementation of recycling programs in private sectors
- “Every industry, businesses and any other type of commercial or non commercial, educational, and touristic institutions –among others– that employ more than ten (10) people, whether it is full-time or part-time, must implement a recycling program…”
Scope of Law 411*
The 411 Law of October 8, 2000 amends Law 70 of September 18, 1992, better known as the Recycling and Reduction Law of Puerto Rico, for the purposes of:
- Extend until 2006 the goal of reducing and recycling 35% of generated solid waste
- Oblige municipalities to hire full-time recycling coordinators and assign a budget to the Office of Recycling.
- Promote the purchase of recycled fiber paper from government agencies
- Promote the implementation of recycling programs in the private sector and the submission of quarterly progress reports to ADS, as well as strategies to reach the 35% goal.
Law 411 establishes that…
“All industries, factories, stores, shops, and any type of institution that is commercial or non-commercial, academic, touristic, among others, that employ more than ten (10) people, whether it is full-time or part-time, must implement a recycling program…”
*Information provided by ADS