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File #: 19-0139R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing - Municipal Composting
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 2/25/2019 In control: Judiciary Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Investigative Hearing - Municipal Composting For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of Public Works, the Head of the Bureau of Solid Waste, the Director of the Office of Sustainability, the Coordinator of the Office of Sustainability, and the City Arborist to update the City Council on the City’s progress toward creating a municipal composting program, to provide a fiscal impact statement on creating the program, and to estimate a time line for Citywide implementation of municipal composting.
Sponsors: Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Leon F. Pinkett, III, President Young, Brandon M. Scott, Robert Stokes, Sr., Shannon Sneed, Sharon Green Middleton, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Investigative Hearing, Municipal Composting
Attachments: 1. 19-0139R~1st Reader, 2. Law 19-0139R, 3. Planning 19-0139R, 4. DPW 19-0139R, 5. Sustainability 19-0139R, 6. Finance 19-0139R, 7. Rec and Parks 19-0139R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Henry


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Investigative Hearing - Municipal Composting
For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of Public Works, the Head of the Bureau of Solid Waste, the Director of the Office of Sustainability, the Coordinator of the Office of Sustainability, and the City Arborist to update the City Council on the City’s progress toward creating a municipal composting program, to provide a fiscal impact statement on creating the program, and to estimate a time line for Citywide implementation of municipal composting.
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Composting is the process of making vegetable matter (or manure) into compost, which is a mixture of decayed or decaying organic matter, such as food scraps and leaves, that can be used to fertilize soil. Composting can improve soil, protect wetlands, reduce waste, and create jobs for communities. Because of the many benefits of composting, in Article 23, _16-2 of the Baltimore City Code provides that the Baltimore City Commission on Sustainability shall prepare and implement a comprehensive recycling plan for recycling and composting in the City. The Office of Sustainability’s Commission on Sustainability has created several programs related to composting in the City, while the Department of Public Works does not seem to be active in creating a composting plan for the City. The Baltimore City Arborist helps lead ...

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