NEWS: Utah’s landfills are rarely inspected, so a new bill proposes a solution: Let the landfills inspect themselves

Emma Penrod
Salt Lake Tribune
February 23rd, 2018

A Utah lawmaker believes he has found a way to boost oversight at the state’s landfills, while cutting taxes for the waste-storage industry at the same time.

One catch: it will require an element of trust.

Rep. Lee Perry, R-Perry, is proposing a system of self-inspections at the state’s 168 landfills, an idea that drew a positive reception Thursday before the House Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Committee. Members voted unanimously to send the measure, HB373, to the full House for further debate.

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