Bill Would Make Solar Panel Recycling Mandatory in Arizona

By Peter Fabris | March 18, 2020
Man Walking looking at solar panels
By rh2010

A bill in the Arizona legislature would make solar panel recycling mandatory in the state. The measure would establish a landfill ban on solar panels and electric vehicle batteries and require them to be recycled at approved processing sites.

The bill would also implement a $5 per panel fee on the seller or lease grantor of the products, unless the manufacturer of the panel has a recycling program that accepts and processes panels. The requirement would pertain to solar panels in residential, commercial, and industrial use.

Fees would be collected as a tax by the state, and the money would be used to pay recycling facilities that process solar panels not covered by a manufacturer’s recycling program.

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