§ 23-63-1. Legislative findings and policy.
The general assembly finds and declares that accumulation of stored used vehicle tires and the disposal of the tires by land filling present an unacceptable risk to the public health and safety, and that it is necessary to control disposal and promote safe recycling or recovery of the tires. The general assembly also recognizes: (1) that the stockpiling of whole vehicle tires poses unacceptable risks to the environment and public health, (2) that the haphazard dumping of vehicle tires in Rhode Island is both unsightly and environmentally unsound, (3) that used vehicle tires represent a form of recyclable waste which should, for the purpose of reuse, be fully segregated from solid waste, and (4) that the state should take every reasonable step to ensure that recycling is pursued as the preferred method of handling waste tires.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 551, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 85, § 1.)