SB 533 replaces the Solid Waste Management Act and creates a Solid Waste Management Authority, creating a plan for reducing solid waste by twenty-five percent locally and statewide by 1996, and establishing mandatory recycling plans for governmental agencies and for several waste products. SB 478 amends the Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act to allow landfills situated within two miles of significant ground water recharge areas to operate without liners and leachate systems, provided that the landfills received approval to operate before March 15, 1989. The Act also restricts the opening of new solid waste thermal treatment technology facilities. Decisions regarding opening of new facilities are left to the discretion of the director. Purely private facilities are not restricted.
Potter, B. E.
"CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES Solid Waste Management,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 7
, Article 1.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol7/iss1/1