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Ala. environmental agency promotes recycling law

TROY, Ala. (AP) - A new law designed to encourage more recycling in Alabama took effect Oct. 1.

The state environmental agency celebrated the new law Friday by taking several elected officials on a tour of a plastics recycling plant in Troy.

The director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Trey Glenn, says increasing recycling opportunities will lead to a cleaner Alabama.

The new law levies a $1 per ton fee on waste disposed at landfills in Alabama.

The fee is supposed to generate more than $7 million annually.

It will be used to clean up illegal dumps on private property, inspect legal landfills and expand recycling programs to reduce the waste going to landfills.

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