(a)(1) Not later than July 1, 2011, each municipality shall offer curbside or backyard collection of designated recyclable items to those residents and businesses for which such municipality provides municipal curbside or backyard collection of solid waste as of October 1, 2010.

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(2) The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any municipality that the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection determines recycles its solid waste in a percentage, averaged over a continuous three-year period, that exceeds the state-wide average during such continuous three-year period for the amount of municipal solid waste recycled.

(b) (1) Not later than July 1, 2011, each collector who offers curbside or backyard collection of solid waste generated by residences in a municipality shall offer curbside or backyard collection of designated recyclable items to each of such collector’s customers and such curbside or backyard collection of designated recyclable items shall be included in the collector’s charge for solid waste collection. The provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to prohibit any collector from determining and adjusting its fees for combined curbside collection services.

(2) The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any collector who provides service in a municipality described in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section.

(c) For the purposes of this section, “curbside or backyard collection” means the collection, by either municipal collection services or private collectors, of presorted designated recyclable items or solid waste left for such collection by residents and businesses on the property where such residents reside or on the property of such business, and “collector” has the same meaning as in subsection (g) of section 22a-220a.