The resolution calls on federal and state governments to recognize the rights of cities to enact ordinances to reduce waste in their local communities.
2015 Adopted Resolution
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
83rd Annual Meeting
June 19-22, 2015
In Support of Municipal Zero Waste Principles and a Hierarchy of Materials Management
WHEREAS, solid waste management is one of those most basic of services that a city must provide to its residents, and cities and local government entities exclusively bear the operational and financial burdens of sustainable municipal solid waste management; and
WHEREAS, The United States Conference of Mayors has a long history of supporting the principles of sustainable waste management and of endorsing programs and initiatives that promote them; and