Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–1031.12a. Home Composting Incentive Program.

*NOTE: This section includes amendments by temporary legislation that will expire on February 4, 2022. To view the text of this section after the expiration of all emergency and temporary legislation, click this link: Permanent Version.*

*NOTE: This section includes amendments by emergency legislation that will expire on October 22, 2021. To view the text of this section after the expiration of all emergency and temporary legislation, click this link: Permanent Version.*

(a) There is established a Home Composting Incentive Program ("Program"), to be administered by the Mayor, to provide rebates and vouchers to encourage residential property owners and lessees to purchase and use a home composting system.

(b) To be eligible for the rebate provided for in this section, a residential property owner or lessee shall:

(1) After July 17, 2018, purchase a home composting system;

(2) Complete the training described in subsection (f) of this section; and

(3) Submit a rebate claim to the Mayor in a manner to be determined by the Mayor.

(c)(1) Upon approval of a rebate claim submitted pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the Program shall provide a rebate up to $75 per residential address; provided, that the amount of the rebate shall not exceed the purchase price of the home composting system.

(2) Rebates shall be sent to the residential property owner or lessee within 30 days after the rebate claim is approved.

(3) Rebates shall be contingent upon the availability of funds.

(d) To be eligible for the voucher provided for in this section, a residential property owner or lessee shall:

(1) Complete the training described in subsection (f) of this section; and

(2) Submit a voucher application to the Mayor in a manner to be determined by the Mayor.

(e)(1) Upon approval of a voucher application submitted pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, the Program shall provide a voucher up to $75 per residential address.

(2) Vouchers shall be sent to the residential property owner or lessee within one week after the voucher application is approved.

(3) Vouchers shall be contingent upon the availability of funds.

(f)(1) The Mayor, or a contractor selected by the Mayor, shall provide in-person training for District residents on proper handling and processing of organic materials that will be turned into compost, including training for residents interested in both outdoor composting and vermicomposting.

(1A) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subsection, during the period of time from March 11, 2020, until November 5, 2021, the Mayor, or a contractor selected by the Mayor, may provide the training required by paragraph (1) of this subsection remotely through videoconference.

(2) The Mayor shall create educational materials for District residents regarding how to use home composting systems in a manner that avoids creating public nuisances.


(Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-154, § 112a; as added July 17, 2018, D.C. Law 22-146, § 2(b), 65 DCR 5984; June 24, 2021, D.C. Law 24-9, § 309, 68 DCR 004824; July 24, 2021, D.C. Act 24-125, § 3(m), 68 DCR 007342.)

Applicability

Section 7036 of D.C. Law 22-168 repealed § 4 of D.C. Law 22-146 removing the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by D.C. Law 22-146 has been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-146: § 4 of D.C. Law 22-146 provided that the creation of this section by § 2(b) of D.C. Law 22-146 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 3(m) of Public Emergency Extension and Eviction and Utility Moratorium Phasing Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-125, July 24, 2021, 68 DCR 007342).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 309 of Coronavirus Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-96, June 7, 2021, 68 DCR 006025).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 309 of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-30, Mar. 17, 2021, 68 DCR 003101).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 309 of Coronavirus Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-405, Aug. 19, 2020, 67 DCR 10235).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 309 of Coronavirus Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-328, June 8, 2020, 67 DCR 7598).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 309 of Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-326, May 27, 2020, 67 DCR 7045).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 309 of Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Law 24-9, June 24, 2021, 68 DCR 004824).

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 309 of Coronavirus Support Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-130, Oct. 9, 2020, 67 DCR 8622).