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Progress Report: Recycling and Education Program, Report No. 99-03, August 1999
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  • Recycling continues to be established in the state. Statewide, more than 34% of municipal solid waste is being recycled. However, the 50% recycled goal for the minimum five materials has not yet been achieved.
  • Starting in Fiscal Year 1997-98 Recycling and Education Grants were reduced 55%.
  • The Legislature should discontinue the Recycling and Education Grant Program through a multiyear phase-out. Discontinuation of the grant program would provide the state annual savings of $10.3 million.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 95-46 Review of the Recycling and Education Grants Program within the Department of Environmental Protection, published on April 1, 1996.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Waste Management
Department of Environmental Protection
Department of Management Services, Purchasing Oversight

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 04-22 Progress Report: Department Taking Steps to Improve State Agencies’ Recycling Efforts, Encouraging Commercial Sector, published in March 2004.
  • Report No. 02-15 Justification Review: Eliminating Recycling Grants and Raising Recycling Rates Could Save Over $2.5 Million, published in March 2002.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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