Miner participates in Connecticut Recycling Coalition legislative wrap-up

August 10, 2017

State Senator Craig Miner (R-30) recently participated in a legislative panel hosted by the Connecticut Recycling Coalition to update members on the 2017 General Assembly Session. Sen. Miner discussed various recycling and waste reduction bills that were proposed and passed or failed this session, including a bill to deal with farm waste. “While the legislature had a healthy debate about how to fix bottle redemptions and curbside recycling, neither of these measures passed during the session,” Sen. Miner said. “I look forward to working with the Recycling Coalition next year as we work to encourage and improve recycling in Connecticut.” Members of the legislative panel indicated they will resume stakeholder discussions this summer and fall. The goal is to pass a bill next session that focuses on treated recyclable materials as a commodity. Sen. Miner is Co-Chair of the legislature’s Environment Committee and represents the communities of Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Milford, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Warren, Winchester, and parts of Torrington.