The San Deigo Union Tribune reports that San Diego is considering a mandatory deposit be charged on construction and demolition projects. The money would be returned to contractors if waste materials are properly documented and dealth with. The idea is to create financial incentive to recycle, but opposition exists:
Contractors call it premature. Government watchdogs want an audit of the city’s recycling fund before backing a new fee. Business leaders said it is a stealth tax that will scare residents away from applying for building permits.