(a) Each hauler operating in a county or municipality shall offer, either as part of basic service, or alternatively as an additional service, the collection of recyclable materials from any commercial business, commercial property, or institutional facility within that county or municipality. Haulers shall provide information on how and what materials to recycle at least once every other year to customers with recycling service. Haulers shall provide a written offer to provide recycling services to commercial businesses, owners or operators of commercial property, and institutional facilities that are not recycling. Those offers shall be made at least once during the term of the contract or at least once every 2 years, whichever is shorter. The hauler’s written offer shall include a request that the commercial business, owner or operator of the commercial business, or institutional facility respond to the hauler’s request to provide recycling services in writing.
     (b) Recyclable materials collected by a hauler within a county or municipality shall not be deposited into a landfill or incinerator unless all reasonable efforts have been made by the hauler to sell those recyclable materials to a processor or end user.

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  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.

     (c) Ownership of recyclable materials set out for collection shall remain with the commercial business, commercial property owner, or institutional facility that set out the material for collection until the material is removed by the hauler.