KSB believes that we need more and better recycling here in Sedona, but we have just learned that not all the money that cities in Arizona are paying in landfill fees to support recycling is actually being allocated as intended. Over the years, half of the money (millions) has been diverted elsewhere instead of being used by municipalities across the state to start or innovate recycling programs. Recycling has taken a hit. We feel it in Sedona, too.
As an organization, KSB has signed a petition to reverse this dynamic and we’re asking for your support.
Please read and consider signing a petition that asks legislators to fully finance the recycling fund so that Arizona municipalities can reinvigorate their recycling programs. Access and sign it here:
Why is this important? With the implementation of China’s “National Sword” policy in 2018 that banned the import of 24 types of waste, the U.S. has had to adjust in different ways. China had been the primary importer of our recyclable materials. For Arizona, it left municipalities scrambling to manage increasing recyclables and no options to manage or send this waste. Municipalities have had to reduce services or halt recycling programs altogether.
This isn’t about needing money to implement something. This is about using funds collected for the purpose they were intended.
Please encourage family and friends to sign and support proper allocation of funds to support recycling efforts in Arizona.