Legislative Updates

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Legislative Session Update

Posted 3/10/21

Florida’s 2021 Legislative Session began on March 2. Lawmakers are currently gathering to debate state policy, amend existing laws and pass new ones. Several of the senate and house bills that will be discussed over the next 60 days will directly impact the solid waste industry and SWANA FL members. Below is a list of bills we thought you may be interested in learning more about. 

SB 594 / HB 6027 – Preemption of Recyclable and Polystyrene Materials
HB 331 / SB 694 – Displacement of Private Waste Companies
HB 91 – Use of Wireless Communications Devices While Driving
SB 1054 – Brownfield Site Rehabilitation (PFAS)
SB 136 – Energy 2040 Task Force
HB 283 / SB 720 – State Renewable Energy Goals
SB 896 – Renewable Natural Gas
HB 539 – Renewable Energy
HB 1369 – Disposal of Food Waste Materials
SB 1764 – Recycling of Organic Waste Material

FDEP Rulemaking Update

Updated 2/18/21


  • Request for Qualification (RFQ) – DEP has issued an RFQ requesting responses from qualified vendors pursuant to 62-787, F.A.C for Professional Services for Waste Management/Waste Cleanup Programs, Advertisement Number: RFQ 2021010.
  • Ethanol/Biodiesel Program
    Provides guidance and information on the new Ethanol/Biodiesel Program effective July 1, 2020.

Rulemaking Underway

Recently Adopted Rules