Fluff-disposal bill gets Ohio state legislature's nod, but it's not quite free

Nov 23, 2005 | 12:20 PM | Paul Schaffer

An Ohio bill that would allow auto shredders to negotiate free fluff disposal at local landfills has passed the state legislature and is likely to be signed into law by Gov. Bob Taft.

At least one Ohio county, Summit, had been willing to waive disposal fees for the predominantly plastic byproduct of vehicle recycling. However, the state government's lawyers put an end to free fluff disposal, ruling that any fee set by a waste management district must apply to all landfill users.

For City Scrap & Salvage Co., Akron, that has meant having to pay $5 a short ton-in effect, about $3 per automobile-to get rid of the material, said Randy Katz, the company's vice president.....





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