A bill to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to authorize States to restrict interstate waste imports and impose a higher fee on out-of-State waste.

Introduced in Senate
Trash Reduction and Sensible Handling Act of 2017 or the TRASH Act

This bill amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act to authorize state solid waste
management plans to restrict the importation of out-of-state waste at the state
and local level by requiring out-of-state waste to be from states with waste
handling and reduction standards that are equivalent or higher than the
standards of the state receiving the waste.

Those plans may impose a community benefit fee on out-of-state waste, which may
be higher than the fees for in-state waste. States may provide those fees to
affected communities and may differentiate community benefit fees based on
whether the imported waste was disposed of at a landfill, an incinerator, a
resource recovery facility, a waste-to-energy facility, or other waste handling



  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

    Mar 28th, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Mar 28th, 2017